Born in London of refugee parents from Poland.
In Mexico in 1975 studied under a Spanish- Mexican painter, Virgilio Ruiz Fernández, the techniques of the old masters using egg tempera. Also intermittently between 1975 and 1986, studied drawing and oil painting techniques under maestro Juan Blanco Rodriguez (1922-1988) a Mexican painter from San Luis Potosi. From 2012 to 2020 in South Korea studied the techniques of oriental natural colour and pigments on Korean natural paper under Kang Chan Mo, a South Korean painter.
In my family my great aunt was a well known painter in Poland, Maria Kozniewska Kalinowska (painted in oils, pastel, charcoal). Also my father Jurek Jerzy Ostoja Kozniewski too ( painted in oils, pastel, charcoal). From an early age I was influenced by them in painting & art, and I have always been an amateur painter.
1976 Galeria Chapultepec, Mexico D.F.
1984 Canning House, London (With my father)
1978 Confraternity of Polish Artists in GB, Posk Gallery, London
1979 Jose Marti Cultural Center, Mexico D.F. (February)
1979 Jose Marti Cultural Center, Mexico D.F. (August)
1979 Jose Marti Cultural Center, Mexico D.F. (Nov-Dec)
1981 Hospital General de Mexico D.F.
1982 Petroleos Mexicanos Gallery, Mexico D.F.
1982 Edificio del Aqua, Naucalpan Mexico
1983 Confraternity of Polish Artists in GB, Posk Gallery, London
2002 Vernissage of Sierra Leonean water color paintings, Freetown
2017 The Artbox Project Gallery, Basel, Switzerland, on video screen (June)
2018 The Artbox Project, New York, USA, Armory, on video screen (March)
2019 The Artbox Project, Zurich, Switzerland, Swiss Art Expo, on video screen (July)
2020 The Artbox Project, Barcelona, Spain, on video screen (March) cancelled due to Covid-19
2020 The Artbox Project, Zurich, Switzerland, Sept-Nov 30, on video screen at Artbox gallery