Damon Kowarsky studied printmaking at Victorian College of the Arts and Glasgow School of Art. Since graduating he has travelled extensively. Architecture and the colours of earth and sky inspire much of his work.
Kowarsky is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including a Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award, Collie Print Trust Emerging Victorian Printmakers Scholarship, and Creative Victoria and Australia Council Grants. 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 and studied miniature painting at Beaconhouse National University Lahore. In 2010, 2014, and 2017 he taught printmaking at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi.
Kowarsky exhibits regularly in Australia and abroad, with solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Hong Kong, New York, Philadelphia, Wellington, Cairo, Damascus, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.
In 2014 and 2017 he was artist in residence at Guanlan Original Printmaking Base. In 2015 he was part of the Bait al Zubair Museum’s inaugural artist in residence program. In 2016 he completed a two month residency in France with the support of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists. In 2018 Warrnambool Art Gallery undertook a substantial survey exhibition of his prints, paintings and drawings.
In 2019 he participated in the 44th Art Colony Studenica in a 12th Century monastery in the Serbian mountains. He is currently working on a series of etchings and drawings exploring the balance between the natural and man made worlds.