Legendary artist Frank Kozik invades the Midwest as he opens his solo exhibition "Hell comes to Chicago," at the Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. This solo will feature all new paintings by Frank, who will be present at the opening for a scheduled signing. The opening reception will be on Friday, June 12, 09 from 7-10 p.m. Also, be sure to sign up for the online Preview List that will be posted on Rotofugi's website. For more info on this and other exhibitions hosted by Rotofugi please visit www.rotofugi.com.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 12, 09 7-10 p.m. Exhibit Dates: Friday, June 12, 09 - Tuseday, June 30, 09
Bio: Frank Kozik was born near Madrid, Spain in 1962 and immigrated to United States, settling in Austin, Texas in the 70’s. Credited with single-handedly reviving the "lost" art of the concert poster, Kozik’s art career emerged from his connection to Austin's cultural explosion in the mid 80’s. Starting with band flyers that he posted on telephone poles, Kozik quickly garnered a solid fan-base who dug his graphically compelling and culturally relevant work.
To date, Kozik has designed over 1000 concert posters and album covers for artists as diverse as The Sex Pistols and Nirvana; founded Man’s Ruin Records; directed music videos for Soundgarden; staged over 60 gallery shows worldwide; created artwork for some of world’s biggest companies; and published several volumes of his work.
Since 2000, Kozik’s main artistic focus has been in the design and production of vinyl art toys. The icon of Kozik’s toy empire is his Smorkin’ Labbit character, but he is also the guy behind Chumps, Mongers and pretty much everything else that smorks.