Kovi Konowiecki (b.1992) was born in Long Beach, California. He holds a BA in Media Communications from Wake Forest University and an MA in Photography from University of the Arts London. After playing professional soccer in Germany and Israel, he turned to photography as a way to document the things around him and shed light on different aspects of his identity. Kovi was shortlisted for the 2016 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, and was the first ever nominee to have two images shortlisted for the first place prize. 






MA in Fashion Photography, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, 2016

BA in Media Communications, Minor in English, Wake Forest University, 2014

Selected Awards & Honors

2017 Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist

2017 PDN Storytellers Winner

2017 Head On Photo Awards Finalist

2016 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, Third Place

2016 Association of Photographers (AOP) Open Award, Series 

2016 Life Framer Winner Humans of the World

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Wake Forest University 5 & Under, Start Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2018 Delivering Flowers to Grandpa Jack, Alchemy Works, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions

2018 Lucie Foundation Month of Photography (MOPLA) Group Show, Los Angeles 

2018 FOTOFILMIC17 Traveling Exhibition, New York, Paris, Vancouver & Thessaloniki

2017 FOTOFILMIC17 Summer Shortlist Show, PULP Gallery, Bowen Island, Vancouver, Canada

2017 Indian Photography Festival, State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India

2017 Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York Art Gallery, UK

2017 Head On Photo Awards Festival, Museum of Sydney, Australia

2017 Negative Feedback Exhibition, theprintspace, London, UK

2017 Magnum Swap Shop, theprintspace, London, UK

2017 I.P.F. Photo Prize, House of Vans, London, UK

2017 Life Framer Photography Prize Exhibition, ClampArt Gallery, New York; RPS Gallery, Tokyo; Officine Fotografiche, Rome

2017 London College of Fashion MA Exhibition Found In Translation , House of Vans, London, UK

2016 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2016 Portrait of Britain, British Journal of Photography

2016 Blurred Borders, 71a Gallery, London, UK            

2016 Blurring the Lines, Paris College of Art, Paris, France 

2016 Mirrors and Windows, Paris College of Art, Paris, France

2014 Student Art Exhibition + Honors Exhibitions,Hanes Gallery, Winston- Salem, NC              

2013 Image as Word/ Word as Image, Start Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC        

Permanent Collections

University of the Arts London  

Wake Forest University

Lectures & Artist Talks

2018 Wake Forest University, 5 & Under Artist Talk, Scales Fine Art Center, Winston-Salem, NC

2017 National Portrait Gallery, In Conversation: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 


2017 Wake Forest Magazine Fall 2017 Issue

2017 Aesthetica Magazine Issue 79 

2017 PDN Magazine: The Photography & Ethics Issue

2017 Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize

2016 British Journal of Photography: Portrait of Britain Issue

2016 i-D Magazine Online Publication: Intimate Portraits of an Orthodox Jewish Family

2016 SoccerBible Magazine Issue 6: Stage & Spotlight

Press, Interviews & Features

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