J. Anthony Kosar

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J. Anthony Kosar is the FACE OFF Season 4 Champion and Award-Winning Artist who specializes in Fine Art, Illustration, Sculpture, Creature Design, Make-up FX, and Product Design through his company Kosart Effects Studios, LLC. In 2007, he interned at legendary Stan Winston Studio creating effects for INDIANA JONES 4 and James Cameron’s AVATAR, and studied sculpture under world-renowned creature designer Jordu Schell. Kosar designs and sculpts Halloween masks for Zagone Studios, creates special effects for theater, film, and commercials, and between projects, teaches the art of FX through his studio in Westmont, IL. Besides FX, Kosar is an internationally awarded fine artist and illustrator, having been awarded by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, American Watercolor Society, Illinois Watercolor Society, and several others. In 2009, he was named “One to Watch” by Watercolor Artist Magazine. Kosar’s work has been selected to appear in SPLASH 13: Best of Watercolor and SPECTRUM 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. He designs and sculpts prototypes for toys, collectibles and medical anatomical models, illustrates for novels and comic books, and creates fine art paintings and sculptures. Kosar was Valedictorian of the class of 2008 at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL where he earned his BFA in Illustration. On March 26th, 2013, J. Anthony Kosar was crowned the FACE OFF Season 4 Chamption on the Syfy channel, having won 6 of the 11 Spotlight Challenges, plus 1 Foundation Challenge against 13 other talented make-up FX artists. In the finale, which aired on March 26th, Kosar had to create 2 characters for a performance in Las Vegas at the Wynn for La Rev: The Dream, and the make-ups needed to be 100% waterproof to withstand dives from over 40ft in a million gallon tank.

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