Cyprian Koscielniak

The Netherlands, Poland, guest of 3rd BSVC & IDE (2007) He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1974.

In the 1970s and 1980s he designed more than twenty leaders for Polish films and TV series, including Wesele, Ziemia Obiecana, and Seksmisja. He also created stage designs, book covers and book illustrations. At that time Koscielniak was also very active in poster design: with his wife Joanna Wnuk he designed several exhibition posters for The Museum of Literature in Warsaw and presented his drawings in a solo exhibition in Warsaw. Since 1980, he has been a teacher at the Academies of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Gdansk.

In 1988, Cyprian Koscielniak moved to The Netherlands, where he concentrates on illustration. He regularly works for newspapers, magazines and publishing houses. Koscielniak also teaches illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts Minerva in Groningen (NL).