Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Face Off Season 4. His student Dina Cimarusti won Face Off Season 7. Now watch Kosar's return to Face Off on Season 8 as a Coach / Mentor to a team of new contestants! On Tuesday's beginning January 13th, 2015 at 9/8c, tune into the Syfy Channel to watch Chicagoland's celebrated FX artist back on television, lending his teaching techniques to helping a new crop of contestants better their work for the judges. Though Kosar will not be competing on this season, it will be a fun season with outstanding make-ups and 15 extremely talented contestants. He is joined by Face Off Season 2 Chamption Rayce Bird and Face Off Season 3 Finalist / Season 5 Champion Laura Tyler. So be sure to continue rooting for #TeamKosart #TeamAnthony and don't miss this new season of Face Off! Set your DVRs now!
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J. Anthony Kosar portrait photo by Bear McGivney.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
I have been a fan of this show since it started, before my sister was ever working on it, so I have been watching all the seasons and I have to say, this is one of the funniest episodes.
Check out these pictures of her directing actor Charlie McDermott, and the take sign with her name on it!
I am so proud of her and how far she has come. Kosar's have definitely invaded Hollywood! Love ya, sis!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Sculpting my first prosthetic at age 16, nearly 13 years ago. Some days I look back and wonder how I got here. One word: Sacrifice. While other kids did what kids do, I stayed in and honed my skills, always learning and experimenting, all day and all night teaching myself. I worked hard then, as I do now. But it’s funny how all the other kids grew up. I worked hard then so that I’ll never have to grow up. I make art and bring my imagination to life every day, going on adventures with characters from other worlds. Thank you 16-year-old me, I am grateful for all the sacrifices you made. And I am thankful to my parents who sacrificed along with me, and who understood and encouraged me to follow my dreams. Success doesn’t come without sacrifice. It’s sad how many people forget that. You have to be willing to sweat and bleed for what you want. One word: Sacrifice.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Dina Cimarusti, student of Face Off Season 4 Champion J. Anthony Kosar at Kosart Atelier: School for Entertainment Arts for 2 years, was crowned Champion of her season, Season 7! Dina was one of two Kosart Atelier students who ventured to compete on Face Off this season, one being Scott Mitchell, (read about Scott HERE).
It brings me great pride and excitement as her teacher and mentor of over 2 years, to see her from her beginning to what she has accomplished! Dina is a humble person with an kind personality, extremely gifted talent, and a hunger to learn and make her art the best it can be. She began as a cake decorator, but upon stumbling upon my classes in 2012, she quickly adapted her cake decorating skills to the art of make-up and FX sculpture through my teachings. Always one of the top students, she met each class project with enthusiasm, and often went above and beyond what was asked of her in class. Her execution for each piece was unmatched, and it was inspiring to see her progression over the years.
Here is a look back, a walk down memory lane, like a proud parent looking through a photo album, to see some of her journey of becoming Syfy's latest Face Off Champion ...
Here she is in the class that began Dina's transition into the FX world, the Art of Mask Making at Kosart Atelier! Looking back at where she started in 2012, I am so proud of how far she has come!
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
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Masks designed and sculpted by J. Anthony Kosar for Zagone Studios.
Masks © J. Anthony Kosar & Zagone Studios, LLC.
I have my mini "Smokey Joe and the Inferno" in the IMAGINATIVE REALISM art show at the Yellow Springs Brewery in Yellow Springs, OH that is opening tomorrow Saturday October 4th from 6-9pm! This awesome show is curated by Travis Lewis and contains the work of a collective of amazing artists including Travis Lewis, Allen Williams, J Anthony Kosar, Fred Fields, Mark Poole, Chris Seaman, Dan Chudzinski, Alessandra Pisano, Tom Taggart, Matt Tisdale, Jacob Walker, Aaron B Miller and others. If you are in Ohio this weekend, be sure to visit! Show runs through November 2nd, check it out!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Visit Face Off Season 4 Champion and award-winning artist J. Anthony Kosar at Son of Monsterpalooza this weekend, September 12 - 14, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in Burbank, CA! Come by and see some of Kosar's recent work, and check out his new airbrush, the Kosart PHANTOM Pro, available at the show. For more info, visit www.monsterpalooza.com
Friday, September 5, 2014
Also be sure to stop by the other Kosart Atelier Alumni booth of Brad Zonka as Darb Designz, and stop by Kosart Atelier Sponsor Paasche Airbrush Company for some airbrushing goodies!
Lots of friends at this show, including my Face Off Season 4 brother HOUSE, Face Off Season 2's Beki Ingram, one of my mentors Jordu Schell, and so many more... wish I was going this year! Have fun!
Image via Scott Mitchell Creative Design.