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J. Anthony Kosar - Kosart Studios
Make-Up & Special Effects - Sculpture - Concept Art - Illustration
Kosart.com - 630.310.8353 - [email protected] - 760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559
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J. Anthony Kosar - Kosart Studios
Make-Up & Special Effects - Sculpture - Concept Art - Illustration
Kosart.com - 630.310.8353 - [email protected] - 760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559
ABOUT: J. Anthony Kosar, a member of the I.A.T.S.E. Local 476, is an award-winning artist who specializes in Special FX Make-Up,
Sculpture, Creature & Character Design, Illustration, Fine Art, and Product Design through his company Kosart Studios, LLC,
that strives to create the highest quality, custom FX for film, theater, television, web & media, photography & print, commercials &
advertising, and the haunt industry, and also produces award-winning illustration, concept art, sculpture, product development, and
graphic design. Kosar works in all genres of Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Hyper-Realism, and has a strong background in design,
sculpting, painting, and anatomy. Kosar is also a leading educator of Art of Special Effects Make-Up and Sculpture through his
school, Kosart Atelier: School for Entertainment Arts, and he curates fine art gallery exhibitions through his Kosart Gallery.
EDUCATION: • 2008 Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration - American Academy of Art - Chicago, IL
HONORS: • Valedictorian of 2008 American Academy of Art Graduating Class.
• President’s List: Fall 2005 & Spring 2008; Dean’s List: Spring 2006 & Spring 2007
• Selected to represent American Academy of Art in 2007 Nation Wide Art Competition.
• Awarded First Place in American Academy of Art 2004 Annual Senior Art Scholarship Competition.
Further Study: Mask Making & Creature Design Fundamentals - 2007 - Sculpture Course by Jordu Schell at Schell Sculpture Studio - Van Nuys, CA
INTERNSHIPS: Syfy’s DEFIANCE - Toronto, Canada - 2012 - Special Effects Make-Up Intern, Assisted on Set Appliactions.
Stan Winston Studio - Van Nuys, CA - 2007 - Special Effects Intern, worked on AVATAR and INDIANA JONES 4.
The Bradford Exchange - Niles, IL - 2006 - Product Development Intern, designed and managed projects.
SKILLS:
Traditional 2D: Drawing & Painting: Gouache, Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Colored Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal, Airbrush, Marker, Ink, etc.
Traditional 3D: Sculpture: Water-based, Oil-based, Epoxy, & Polymer Clays; Dental Acrylic; Foam Carving; Vacu-forming; Wax; Welding; Etc.
Mold Fabrication: Stone, Latex, Alginate, Silicone, and Polyester & Epoxy Fiberglass Systems; Face, Head, Teeth, & Body Life-casts; Etc.
Casting: Slip & Foam Latex, Silicone, Thickened Pros-Aide, Resin, Cold-Cast Metal, Stone, Expanding Urethane Foams, Fiberglass; Etc.
Special MUFX: 2D Make-Up: Alcohol Activated, Creme, Cake, Silicone, Airbrush, PAX, Grease Paint, Custom Tattoo Transfers, Tattoo Cover / Alteration etc.
3D Make-Up: Character, Creature, Trauma, Age: Foam-Latex Prosthetics, Encapsulated Silicone Prosthetics, Pros-Aide Transfers, Gelatin,
On-Skin Silicone FX, Wax, Liquid Latex, All Out-Of-The-Kit Techniques, Dental Appliances, Bald Caps, Beard Application, etc.
Digital Media: Mac/PC: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, & After Effects; QuarkXpress; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, & Excel; Zbrush.
Selected CLIENTS: FOX; NBCUniversal; Syfy; HBO; MTV; Music Choice; Syfy Latin America; Six Flags; Nerdist Productions; Sandro Films; Verizon;
Adobe; Joshua Hoffine; Paasche Airbrush; Lettuce Entertain You; Three Dots And A Dash; French Pastry School; Squarespace;
Lyric Opera of Chicago; Sears; Craftsman; Blue Chip Marketing; Zagone Studios; Denoyer Geppert Science Company; Fangoria;
Heroes in Action Toys; Fizz City Films; Bradford Exchange; Funny or Die; Ashton-Drake Galleries; AXIOM Megamedia; & others.
Selected MAKE-UP & SPECIAL FX EXPERIENCE as KOSART STUDIOS - Owner & Operator & Lead Artist:
• Empire - Season 3 - Television Series - June 2016 to Present - Client: FOX
- SFX Make-Up Designer: Various On-Set SPFX Make-Up Applications for Season 3 that begun shooting July 2016.
- FX Prop Designer: Various Props Sculptures and Fabrication for Season 3 that begun shooting July 2016.
• Chicago P.D. - Season 4 - Television Series - July 2016 to Present - Client: NBC
- SFX Make-Up Designer: Various On-Set SPFX Make-Up Applications for Season 4 that begun shooting July 2016.
- FX Prop Designer: Various Props Sculptures and Fabrication for Season 4 that begun shooting July 2016.
• Playing Lynch : Psychogenic Fugue - Short Film, Advertisement & Photography Series - 2016 - Client: Sandro Films with Squarespace
- SFX Make-Up Designer: Sculpture & Prosthetic creation & On-Set Make-Up FX Applications on actor John Malkovich of 7 David Lynch Characters: Elephant Man, Henry Spencer, Lady in Radiator, Dale Cooper, Log Lady, Mystery Man, and Frank Booth.
• The Leftovers - Television Series - 2016 - Client: HBO
- Hair / Make-Up: Wig Fitting & Hair Wrap on actress Carrie Coon in Chicago for wig maker Peter Owen Bristol ltd in England.
• Devil’s Mugshot - Fine Art Horror Photography Series - 2016 - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography
- SFX Make-Up Designer: lifecasts; sculpt / creation of Devil head & finger extensions; mufx application
• Nosferatu - Fine Art Horror Photography Series - 2016 - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography
- SFX Make-Up Designer: lifecasts; sculpt / creation of face & cowl prosthetics, dental appliance, finger extensions; mufx application
• Zoobiquity - Television Pilot - 2016 - Client: FOX
- SFX Make-Up Designer: Design, sculpture, creation, & on-set applications of silicone prosthetics & pros-aide transfers.
- Make-Up Artist: On-Set make-up artist for touch-ups under MU Dept Head Essie Cha.
• Chicago Med - US - Episode 113 - Television Show - Feb 2016 - Client: NBC
- FX Prop Designer: Sculpture and creation of Icicle & Ice Chunk Special FX Prop that impaled a victim’s head.
• Jekyll & Hyde - Fine Art Horror Photography Series - 2016 - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography
- SFX Make-Up Designer: lifecasts; sculpt / creation of mid & full transformation face prosthetics; dental appliances; mufx application
• Baby Animal Battle Patrol - Short Film - 2015 - Client: Nerdist Productions for Verizon Wireless
- Creature FX Designer: Mutant Kitty, Puppy, & Chick concepts, sculpture, creation of 3 full-head masks & hands; on-set applications.
• NOX : Fright Fest Overlord - Commercial & Print Advertisement & LIVE Performances - 2015 - Client: Six Flags
- Creature FX Designer: concept design, sculpture, & creation of full-head Nox Prosthetic, hands, dental appliance; commercial set make-up application & make-up application consultation to Six Flags Great America make-up department.
• INNSMOUTH - Fine Art Horror Photography Series - 2015 - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography
- Creature FX Designer: concept design, sculpture, & fabrication of different stage Deep-Ones through full-head masks, face masks, hands, chests, & facial prosthetics; on-set applications of Deep Ones; character set make-up & hair application on actor Doug Jones
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J. Anthony Kosar - Kosart Studios
Make-Up & Special Effects - Sculpture - Concept Art - Illustration
Kosart.com - 630.310.8353 - [email protected] - 760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559
CONTINUED - Selected MAKE-UP & SPECIAL FX EXPERIENCE as KOSART STUDIOS - Owner & Operator & Lead Artist:
• Mrs. Ruby Tips - 18 Webisodes - 2014 to 2015 - Client: Celebrity Chef Jon Ashton
- SFX Make-Up Designer: Character design; lifecast; 8 piece encapsulated silicone prosthetic, dental veneers; set mufx applications
• Don Giovanni - Theater - 2014 - Client: Lyric Opera of Chicago
- SFX Make-Up Designer: design, sculpt, & creation of Il Commentadore bronze statue prosthetics; mufx application consultation
• Monster Prom - Commercial Advertisement / Horror Photography Series - 2014 - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography for Sony UK
- FX Designer: concept design, sculpture, & fabrication of life-size teenage monster boys including Frankie, Drac, & Wolf-Boy
• Black Lullabye - Short Film & Fine Art Horror Photograph - 2013 - Client: Joshua Hoffine Productions
- Creature FX Designer: Boogeyman concept; lifecasts; face, skull cap, finger extension prosthetics; dental appliance; mufx application
• Ivan the Cyclops - Commercial Advertisement - 2013 - Client: Fizz City Films for Floor & Decor
- SFX Make-Up Designer: cyclops design; life-cast of actor; custom cowl and full face prosthetic; set make-up applications
• Music Choice Zombies - Commercial Advertisement - 2013 - Client: Music Choice
- SFX Make-Up Designer: 3 Kosart zombie prosthetics and set make-up application for commercial
• Modern Zombie - Til Death do us Part / Zombie Therapy - Short Film - 2013 - Funny or Die
- SFX Make-Up Designer: 2 Kosart Zombie face prosthetics & set make-up applications
• Last Stand - Fine Art Horror Photograph - 2013 - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography
- SFX Make-Up Designer: 4 new custom foam latex Kosart zombie prosthetics; 12 zombie make-up designs total and set applications
• Blood on the Plain - Short Film - 2011 - Client: Water Cooler Productions
- Creature FX Designer: concept design: actor life-cast; 3 different silicone creature head appliances; 3 full-body creature on set make-up applications
• Sears Zombies - 8 Spots & LIVE Marketing Campaign / Advertisement - 2011 - Client: Sears Holdings Corporation
- SFX Make-Up Designer: 3 custom foam latex Kosart zombie prosthetics; 13 zombie make-up designs and applications total
• Lex Talionis - Short Film - 2010 - Client: Kos For Three Productions
- SFX Make-Up Designer: wound & age make-ups
• Z.E.O. : Zombie Executive Officer - Book Commercial Advertisement - 2009 - Client: AXIOM Megamedia LLC
- SFX Make-Up Designer: zombie special effects make-up design and application for commercial promoting Scott Kenemore’s spoof self-help book
• Contagious - Book Commercial Advertisement - 2008 - Client: Curious Three Film Production
- SFX Make-Up Designer: special effects make-up design & applications for commercial promoting best-selling author Scott Sigler’s novel
• Satanic Panic - Feature Film - 2006 & 2008 - Client: Marc Selz Productions, LLC
- 2008 - Creature FX Designer: design; maquette; life-casts; silicone creature suit: head, chest, arms, hands, legs, feet, teeth, costume, set application
- 2006 - FX Prop Designer: design & fabrication of 2 sacrificed dogs, sacrificed cat, 3 sacrificial daggers, 2 hearts, meat hooks, & foam hunting knife.
Selected MAKE-UP & SPECIAL FX EXPERIENCE as Freelance Artist working for company other than KOSART STUDIOS:
• Chicago Fire - Episodes 419 & 422 - Television - 2016 - NBC
- SFX Make-Up Artist: On-Set Trauma Make-Up FX Applications under SPFX MU Dept Head Chris Payne
• FACE OFF : Season 8 - Television - Coach on Reality Competition Show - 2015 - Produced by Mission Control Media for the SYFY Channel in 2014
- SFX Coach: Kosar is brought back to Coach a team of new contestants, lending his knowledge, expertise, and experience of FX and Face Off
• FACE OFF : Judge Match - Television - Contestant on Face Off Special Show - 2014 - Produced by Mission Control Media for the SYFY Channel
- SFX Make-Up Artist / Competitor: Kosar competing alongside Miranda Jory on judge Neville Page’s team for charity; Team Neville wins
• Go Big or Go Home Club - Commercial Advertisement - 2013 - Client: MTV for Wendy’s - With MH ARTISTRY
- Make-Up Artist: wig stylings and natural make-up applications
• FACE OFF : Season 5 - Television - Guest Mentor on Reality Competition Show - 2013 - Produced by Mission Control Media for the SYFY Channel
- SFX Mentor: Kosar is brought back as a Mentor to introduce and give guidance to contestants on Season 5 Episode 5, Mother Earth Challenge
• FACE OFF : Season 4 - Television - Contestant on Reality Competition Show - 2013 - Produced by Mission Control Media for SYFY Channel in 2012
- Season 4 CHAMPION: Kosar won 6 of 11 spotlight challenges and 1 of 4 foundation challenges, with Many Records set by Kosar
- SFX Make-Up Artist / Contestant: 12 spotlight challenge make-up designs, creation, & applications, plus 4 foundation challenge make-ups
• DEFIANCE - Television - 2012 - Syfy / NBCUniversal
- SFX Make-Up Intern: Assisted the Prosthetics Department on set for an episode of Defiance.
• AVATAR - Feature Film - 2007 - Twentieth Century Fox directed by James Cameron - with STAN WINSTON STUDIO
- FX Intern: Helped build A.M.P. Power Suit; large silicone with fiberglass matrix molds, & fiberglass castings of pieces in shop.
• Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Feature Film - 2007 - Universal Studios - with STAN WINSTON STUDIO
- FX Intern: snake epoxy-resin mold & silicone castings; skeleton, mummy, bone fabrication, casting, & painting; actor life-cast; mummy foam-latex
run; conquistador sarcophagus polish/finishing, molding, & casting; alien silicone casting; crystal skeleton polish/finishing & casting; all in shop
• Black Hole - Short Film - 2007 - Directed by Rupert Sanders - with STAN WINSTON STUDIO
- SFX Make-Up Intern: special effects make-up fabrication in shop and on-set make-up applications
• Axe Body Spray: The Chocolate Man - Commercial Advertisement - 2007 - with STAN WINSTON STUDIO
- FX Intern: chocolate man silicone & fiberglass matrix mold making, foam latex casting in shop
• Halo 3: Believe Campaign - Commercial Advertisement Series - 2007 - Directed by Rupert Sanders - with STAN WINSTON STUDIO
- FX Intern: Halo action figure casting, Halo background life-size gun prop fabrication in shop
• Dodge Grand Caravan: Crash Test Kid - Commercial Advertisement – 2007 - with STAN WINSTON STUDIO
- FX Intern: crash test dummy finishing & silicone molding in shop
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J. Anthony Kosar - Kosart Studios
Make-Up & Special Effects - Sculpture - Concept Art - Illustration
Kosart.com - 630.310.8353 - [email protected] - 760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559
Selected SCULPTURE EXPERIENCE as KOSART STUDIOS - Owner & Operator & Lead Sculptor / Artist:
• Empire - Season 3 - Various FX Prop Sculptures & Creation & Fabrication - Client: FOX - June 2016 to present
• Chicago P.D. - Season 4 - Various FX Prop Sculptures & Creation & Fabrication - Client: NBC - July 2016 to present
• Chicago Med - Episode 114 - FX Prop Sculpture & Creation, more info when episode airs - Client: NBC - Feb 2016
• Baby Animal Battle Patrol - Mutant Puppy, Kitty, Chick Head Mask Sculptures & Hands - Client: Nerdist Productions for Verizon - 2015
• Three Dots and a Dash - 2016 Tiki Mug Collection - 5 Tiki Mug Sculptures - Client: Lettuce Entertain You - 2015
• Nox: Fright Fest Overlord - Face of Fright Fest Character Mask, Teeth, & Hands - Client: Six Flags - 2015
• Greyson Alien Baby Doll - Collectible Alien Baby Doll - Client: The Ashton-Drake Galleries - 2015
• Innsmouth - Deep-One Full-Head Mask, Face Mask, Hands, Chest, & Mini-Bust Sculptures - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography - 2015
• Baron Von Raschke’s THE CLAW - Product Design, Sculpt & Production - Client: Mears Auctions - 2015
• Monster Prom - Nerdy Monster Boy Head Sculptures - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography for Sony UK - 2014
• Bite Your Tongue - Halloween Mask - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - Chicago, IL - 2012
• 2nd Street Creamery Cow - Mascot Mask - Client: Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide - 2012
• Medical Lung Models - Medical Anatomical Model - Client: Denoyer Geppert Science Company - 2011
• Ghoul - Halloween Mask - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2011
• Fall Fairy - Halloween Head Piece / Imaetion Series - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2011
• Bone Cross-Section Model - Medical Anatomical Model - Client: Denoyer Geppert Science Company - 2011
• Killer Bee - Halloween Head Piece / Imaetion Series - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2011
• RAHM-bo - Halloween Mask of Caricature Rahm Emanuel - Client: Zagone Studios LLC for Fantasy Costumes - 2011
• Brain Stem Model - Medical Anatomical Model - Client: Denoyer Geppert Science Company - 2011
• Lion / Black Panther - Halloween Mask - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2010
• Squiddles - Halloween Mask - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2010
• Half-Vamp - Halloween Mask - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2010
• Ex-Gov BLAGO - Halloween Mask of Caricatured Rod Blagojevich - Client: Zagone Studios LLC for Fantasy Costumes - 2010
• Flaming Skull Guitar - Guitar Game Controller - Client: Kik Axe Guitars for Guitar Hero & Rock Band- 2010
• Little Puff Dragon - Halloween Mask - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2010
• LINK - Halloween Mask - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2009
• Clownin’ Around - Halloween Mask - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2009
• BUMP Logo Plate & Base - For Bump Maquette - Client: The Scream Factory - 2009
• Satanic Panic Mask - Halloween Mask - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2008
• Venusian - Halloween Mask - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2008
• Gargoyle - Halloween Mask - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2007/2008
• Satanic Panic Creature - Full Silicone Creature Suit and Creature Maquette - Client: Marc Selz Productions LLC - 2008
• Satanic Panic Props - Satanic Ritual Dagger, Human Hearts, 2 Sacrificed Dogs & 1 Cat - Client: Marc Selz Productions LLC - 2006
• The Dark - Severed Head Prop - Client: Showcase Entertainment - 2005
• Chip - Tea Cup Character Head Prop / Costume for Beauty and the Beast Musical - Client: Curtain Call Community Theater - 2005
Selected ILLUSTRATION EXPERIENCE :
Concept Art: • Halloween Mask Designs - Various Character & Creature Mask Concept Designs - Client: Zagone Studios LLC - 2007 to Present
• Misc Collectibles Concept Designs - Various Collectible Concept Designs & Paint Samples - Client: Bradford Exchange- 2006 to Present
• Untitled Film Project TBA - Concept Designs for Creature - Client: Joshua Hoffine Productions - 2016
• Devil’s Mugshot - Concept Designs for Creature and Photograph Composition - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography - 2016
• Nosferatu - Concept Designs for Creature and Photograph Composition - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography - 2016
• Mutant Baby Animal Patrol - Mutant Kitty, Puppy, Chick Concept Designs - Client: Nerdist Productions for Verizon Wireless - 2015
• NOX: Fright Fest Overlord - Demon Concept Designs for New Face of Fright Fest - Client: Six Flags - 2015
• Innsmouth - Deep One Concept Designs for Creatures and Photograph Composition - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography - 2015
• Monster Prom - Nerdy Monster Boy Concept Designs - Client: Joshua Hoffine Photography for Sony UK - 2014
• Black Lullaby Boogeyman - Concept Designs for Creature - Client: Joshua Hoffine Productions - 2013
• Presidential Monsters - 10 Action Figure Concept Designs - Client: Heroes in Action Toys - 2011 to 2012
• Blood on the Plain - Creature Concept Designs for Short Film - Client: Water Cooler Productions - 2011
• Raven Diablo - 9 Character Concept Designs for IP - Client: Author Miko Montgomery - 2010 to 2011
• Kik Axe Guitars - Concept Designs for Sculpted Guitar Game Controllers - Client: Kik Axe Guitars - 2010 to 2011
• Satanic Panic - Toby Creature Concept Designs & Prop Designs - Client: Marc Selz Productions - 2006
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The SPIDER: Shadow of Evil - Wrap Cover Illustration 2011 - Client: Moonstone - Hardcover Novel - Release : Spring 2012
The SPIDER: Judge, Jury, Executioner - Cover Illustration 2010 - Client: Moonstone - Trade Paper Back - Release: Spring 2012
The SPIDER: Iron Man War - Front/Back Covers/ 30 Interiors 2009/11 - Client: Moonstone - Graphic Novel - Release: Fall 2011
BUMP: Novel of Extreme Horror - Front & Back Cover Illustrations 2010 - Client: Scream Factory - Horror Novel - Release: Dec 2010
The PHANTOM: Julie Walker - Race Against Death - Cover Illustration 2009 - Client: Moonstone - Comicbook - Release: Jan 2010
Buckaroo Banzai: Hardest of the Hard (Part 2) - Cover Illustration 2009 - Client: Moonstone - Comicbook - Release: Nov 2009
Buckaroo Banzai: Hardest of the Hard (Part 1) - Cover Illustration 2009 - Client: Moonstone - Comicbook - Release: Sept 2009
The SPIDER: Judgement Knight #1 - 10 B/W Interior Illustrations 2008/09 - Client: Moonstone Books - Novella - Release: July 2009
Paasche VISON Airbrush - Package Art for Airbrush 2014 - Client: Paasche Airbrush Company - Release: 2014
Presidential Monsters: Monster Watergate Lagoon - Package Art / Action Figure 2011 - Client: Heroes in Action Toys - Release: 7/2011
Presidential Monsters: Phantom of White House - Package Art / Action Figure 2011 - Client: Heroes in Action Toys - Release: July 2011
Presidential Monsters: ZOM-BUSH - Package Art for Action Figure 2011 - Client: Heroes in Action Toys - Release: July 2011
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J. Anthony Kosar - Kosart Studios
Make-Up & Special Effects - Sculpture - Concept Art - Illustration
Kosart.com - 630.310.8353 - [email protected] - 760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559
Selected SPECIAL FX EXPERIENCE as KOSART STUDIOS for Live Events:
• Syfy Halloween Party - LIVE Make-Up Applications - 2015 - Client: Syfy / NBCUniversal
- Make-Up Applications: Live make-up application at Halloween Party for Syfy clients in Chicago, IL.
• Syfy / Chiller Halloween Parties- New York, NY & Chicago, IL - LIVE Make-Up Demonstration - 2013 - Client: Syfy / NBCUniversal
- Creature FX: Live make-up application & demonstration at Halloween Party for Syfy / Chiller clients in both New York and Chicago.
• 2nd Street Creamery - LIVE Marketing Campaign / Advertisement - 2012 - Client: Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide
- FX Prop Designer: design and fabrication of 8 Custom cow masks based on 2nd Street Creamery logo
• Blue Bunny Ice Cream - LIVE Marketing Campaign / Advertisement - 2011 - Client: Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide
- Make-Up Designer: 8 face-paintings on actors’ faces to match large ice cream carton costume heads
• Fangoria Trinity of Terrors - Las Vegas, NV - LIVE Make-Up Applications - 2009 - Client: Fangoria
- Make-Up Applications: Live make-up application at convention for show attendees.
• Fangoria Weekend of Horrors - Rosemont, IL - LIVE Make-Up Applications - 2007 - Client: Fangoria
- Make-Up Applications: Live make-up application at convention for show attendees.
TEACHING Experience:
• Own & Operate, & Head Instructor at Kosart Atelier: School for Entertainment Arts - Westmont, IL - April 2011 to Present
- Created and Teach 27 separate weekend classes and workshops, with more to be added, in Make-Up, Special Effects, & Sculpture.
- Kosart Atelier also has held specific Seminar for make-up artists of the I.A.T.S.E. Local 476 Studio Mechanics Chicago.
• Airbrush Instructor at French Pastry School - Chicago, IL - Fall 2013 to Winter 2015
• Taught Special Effects Make-Up Seminars, Demonstrations, Lectures, and Panels at:
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I.A.T.S.E. Local 476 Studio Mechanics Chicago - at Kosart Atelier in Westmont, IL
WGN Morning News - Chicago, IL
CBS Morning News - Chicago, IL
CNBC Fast Money Halftime Report - Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Fox Morning News - Kansas City, MO
The Make-Up Show Chicago - Chicago, IL
IMATS NY : International Make-up Artist Trade Show - New York, NY
Illinois High School Theater Festival - Urbana, IL & Normal, IL
Make-Up For Ever Academy - New York, NY
Monsterpalooza - Burbank, CA
Son of Monsterpalooza - Burbank, CA
Mask Fest / Horror Hound Weekend - Indianapolis, IN
Morbido Film Festival - Michoacan, Mexico
Transworld Haunt & Attractions Show - St. Louis, MO
C2E2 Chicago Comic And Entertainment Expo - Chicago, IL
Midwest Haunters Convention - Columbus, OH
IlluXCon - Allentown, PA
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live - Kansas City, MO
Walker Stalker Con Chicago - Chicago, IL
Chicago Frights - Lisle, IL
Wizard World Chicago - Rosemont, IL
Fangoria Weekend of Horrors - Rosemont, IL
Fangoria Trinity of Terrors - Las Vegas, NV
Flashback Weekend - Rosemont, IL
WildClaw Theatre - Chicago, IL
American Academy of Art - Chicago, IL
Heroic Age Art Center Presents “Art of Horror” - Mount Zion, IL
CECE Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo - Carol Stream, IL
Blick Art Materials - Wheaton, IL
and Various Colleges, High Schools, and Grade Schools throughout IL
FACE OFF - Specials on Syfy:
• Kosar is 1 of 3 Champions selected as a Coach for Face Off - Season 8
• Team Neville Victory - with Miranda Jory on Face Off Judge Match - Season 7
• Kosar is 1 of 6 artists selected for Face Off Judge Match - Season 7
• Team Neville Victory - with Miranda Jory on Face Off Judge Match - Season 7
• Deumus - #2 in Judge’s Pick Top 20 Make-Ups from first 5 Seasons
• Sinister Thief & Princess - #5 Judge’s Pick Top 20 Make-Ups from 5 Seasons
• Deumus - Voted OVERALL Fan Favorite Make-Up from all first 4 Seasons
• Deumus - Voted Fan Favorite Make-Up from Face Off Season 4 on Syfy Poll
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J. Anthony Kosar - Kosart Studios
Make-Up & Special Effects - Sculpture - Concept Art - Illustration
Kosart.com - 630.310.8353 - [email protected] - 760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559
FACE OFF Season 4 on Syfy:
KOSAR is Champion, Won 6 of 11 Spotlight & 1 of 4 Foundation Challenges:
• RECORD: Most Wins by a Contestant on Single Season - 7 total Wins 46.7%
• RECORD: Most Spotlight Wins on a Season - 6 Spotlight victories 54.5%
• RECORD: Most Consecutive Wins - First 4 Challenges in First 3 Episodes
• RECORD: Most Spotlight Wins in a Row - 3 Spotlights in Ep 1 through 3
• RECORD: First Ever to Win both Foundation & Spotlight Challenges in Same Episode
• RECORD: Youngest Face Off Champion until Season 6
• Win - Finale Spotlight Challenge: Sinister Thief & Princess - Ep 411 “Living the Dream”
• Win - Spotlight Challenge: Mutant Liberata - Episode 410 “Alien Apocalypse”
• Win - Spotlight Challenge: Bio-luminescent Manphibian - Ep 408 “Better in the Dark”
• Win - Foundation Challenge Team: 20 Zombie Horde - Ep 407 “Howl at the Moon”
• Top Looks - Spotlight Challenge Team: Tom, Dick, & Harry - Episode 405 “Two Heads Are Better Than One”
• Win - Spotlight Challenge: Deumus - Episode 403 “When Hell Freezes Over”
• Win - Spotlight Challenge: The Infernal Core - Ep 402 “Heroic Proportions”
• Win - Spotlight Challenge: Mountain Goblin King - Ep 401 “Make It Reign”
• Win - Foundation Challenge: Blue Alien Bunny Queen - Ep 401 “Make It Reign”
Selected Art AWARDS & HONORS:
2016
• Selected to appear in SPECTRUM 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art as J. Anthony Kosar with two sculptures.
• Selected to appear in INFECTED BY ART Volume 4 with two sculptures.
• Juried into IlluXCon 9 Main Show.
2015
• Selected to appear in SPECTRUM 22: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art as J. Anthony Kosar & Kosart Studios.
• Juried into IlluXCon 8 Main Show.
2014
• Selected to Judge in SPECTRUM 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.
• Juried into IlluXCon 7 Main Show (Had to Back Out due to Face Off 8 Filming).
2013
• Selected to appear in SPECTRUM 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art as J. Anthony Kosar.
• Juried into IlluXCon 6 Main Show.
2012
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2011
• 1 of 115 International Artists Selected to appear in SPLASH 13: The Best of Watercolor - Alternative Approaches
• Bronze Award - Graphic Novel / Comic Book Category at Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles’ “Illustration West 49.”
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2008
Selected to appear in SPECTRUM 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art as J. Anthony Kosar.
Gold Award - Graphic Novel / Comic Book Category at Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles’ “Illustration West 50.”
Bronze Award - Graphic Novel / Comic Book Category at Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles’ “Illustration West 50.”
Honorable Mention - Graphic Novel / Comic Book Category at Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles’ “Illustration West 50.”
• Gold Award - Graphic Novel / Comic Book Category at Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles’ “Illustration West 48.”
• 1 of 87 International Illustrators Selected for the Roadshow Portfolio Salon at ICON6: The Illustration Conference in LA.
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Featured Artist for Watercolor Artist Magazine’s 2009 “Ones to Watch” Feature in December 2009 Issue.
Dong Kingman Award at American Watercolor Society’s 142nd Annual International Exhibition.
1 of 40 Paintings Selected from American Watercolor Society’s 142nd Annual International Exhibition for 2009-2010 Travel Show.
First Place Award - Adult Category at Naperville Art League’s Annual Public Art Competition “On The Edge.”
• Best of Show at 24th Annual Illinois Watercolor Society Open Exhibition.
• Peter C. Berry Memorial Scholarship / Student Choice Award at American Academy of Art Annual Student Juried Exhibition.
• First Place in Illustration Award at American Academy of Art Annual Student Juried Exhibition.
2007
• Peter C. Berry Memorial Scholarship / Student Choice Award at American Academy of Art Annual Student Juried Exhibition.
• First Place in Illustration Award at American Academy of Art Annual Student Juried Exhibition.
• Honorable Mention in IBHE Annual Collegiate Artists Competition.
2006
• People’s Choice Award at Lisle Woman’s Club “The Art of Lisle” Juried Art Exhibition.
• First Place in American Academy of Art Substance Abuse Awareness Art Contest.
• Second Place in Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors Chicago Costume Contest.

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