Damon Kowarsky studied printmaking at VCA and Glasgow School of Art and Advanced Figure Drawing with Godwin Bradbeer at RMIT.
Since graduating he has travelled extensively in South Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Architecture and the colours of earth and sky inspire much of his work.
Kowarsky is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award, APW Collie Print Trust Scholarship, Arts Victoria New Works Grant and Australia Council Asia-Australia Creative Partnerships Grant. He has worked as a scientific, courtroom, and archaeological illustrator, including assisting on a dig for the Dakhleh Oasis Project Egypt in 2002.
In 2007 he taught drawing at Beaconhouse National University Lahore and studied miniature painting under Murad Mumtaz and Mahreen Zuberi. In 2010 and 2014 he taught printmaking at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi.
Kowarsky has collaborated with artists including Kyoko Imazu
Kowarsky exhibits regularly in Australia and abroad with solo exhibitions in cities including Melbourne, Hong Kong, New York, Philadelphia, Wellington, Cairo, Damascus, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.
In 2014 he was artist in residence at China Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Art Vault Mildura and NCA Lahore. In 2015 he was part of Bait al Zubair’s inaugural artist in residence program in Oman and received a Mitchell Cox Residency at Portland Bay Press.