Bio

Jaroslaw Koziara
Artist, Graphic Designer
Born – January 30, 1967 in Jędrzejów, Poland.

Education:

1990-1993 – Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw – Master’s Degree in Graphic Design (poster studio of Prof. M. Urbaniec)

1987-1990 – University of Maria Curie Sklodowska in Lublin, Major in Art Appreciation.

1982-1986 – High School Diploma, Technical School of Beekeeping in Pszczela Wola.

Artistic Accomplishments:

2010 to present, Lecturer, Graphic Design and Serigraph, University of Maria Curie Sklodowska. I received many awards and nominations for my graphic design and serigraph work.

2009-2010, Lecturer, Postgraduate Studies in Industrial Design, Technical University of Lublin.

2010 to present, I have served as an artistic director and founder of the International Landart Festival. I have created many Landarts (monumental land plowing paintings).

2001 to present, Scenographer, Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Concert, Jurek Owsiak, founder.

Awards and nominations:

1995, Teleexperss Award, event of the year, a concert at the Quarries in Kazimierz Dolny.

1996, Idea 96, third prize for the design of the album Voo Voo “Rapatapatoja”, Toruń.

2005, First in Newsweek ranking, interior design, Baraka pub, Krakow.

2012, Nominated for the Golden Mask Award, scenography for the play “Thumbelina”, Banialuka Theatre in Bielsko-Biala.

2013, Ambassador of the East, organization of the Landart Festival, Kraina Bugu magazine.

Artistic statement:

Since my graduation from Academy of Fine Arts I have worked as an independent artist, accepting freelance commissions. This work is the sole source of my income. My work ranges from large projects, like scenography for theatre and concerts, and interior design for clubs, to small projects like book and cd covers, and logos.

I have a great technical expertise in building and designing scenography and have created scenography sets for diverse clients, ranging from the Puppet Theater to the Grand Theatre in Warsaw, and including monumental stages for outdoor concerts, television studios and large outdoor events. I am particularly in demand for design work for music bands like Morecheeba, Tricky, Jimi Tenor, Metthew Herbert, Ayo and hundreds of others. I created vivid graphic and stage design for the popular Polish band Voo Voo.

In addition, I have completed numerous graphic designs for CD albums and book covers, posters, logos, as well as the entire visual identification system of a band. I have organized dozens of happenings, performances, and exhibitions in galleries and public spaces in Poland, France, Belgium, Germany, Ukraine and Czechoslovakia.

I am an experienced interior designer, creating inviting spaces for many clients, including Stodola Club in Warsaw, Club Baraka in Krakow and Graffiti Club in Lublin. I also have collaborated with many cultural institutions. In Lublin alone, as a scenographer and designer, I have worked with NN Theatre, Cultural Centre, the City Hall, the Marshal’s Office, Provisorium Theatre, Stage Invitro, Hans Christian Andersen Theatre, Culture Workshops, Regional Centre of Culture, Youth Cultural Center, “Kont” Gallery, Lublin Society for the Encouragement of Arts and White Gallery.

As part of my artistic mission, I donate my time and expertise, conducting art workshops for children and disabled people.