Damon Kowarsky is a Melbourne-based artist working across drawing, printmaking and painting. He uses formal craftsmanship and precise art-making techniques to interrogate and interpret architectural exteriors and non-private spaces; a process that reveals the nature of contemporary social realities (the collective experiences of individual encounters with the physical world and other people) across the world.
Notable for their pristine finish and tactile nature, Kowarsky’s oeuvre (informed by his frequent travels and training as a scientific, courtroom, and archaeological illustrator) presents factual reality as an illusion that is conjured in the realms of collective imagination.
Kowarsky is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including the Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award, Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Emerging Victorian Printmakers Scholarship, Creative Victoria New Works Grant and an Australia Council Asia-Australia Creative Partnerships Grant. He is represented in a number of public and private collections in Australia and internationally.
Etchings inspired by a 2016 MICA Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists Residency in Léhon, France.