Born in 1968 in Chrzanów, Poland.

Kotowicz began his education at the Secondary Scholl of Fine Arts in Nowy Wiśnicz, and in the years 1989-1994 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. In 1994 he got a degree with honours from the Copperplate Engraving Studio. He practises pastel and easel painting as well as print making. He has participated in numerous domestic and international plein air events in Poland, Italy, Greece, Slovakia, Ukraine, Lithuania and India. Kotowicz is a member of Union of Polish Artist, the Association of Polish Pastelists and the Association of Friends of Fine Arts in Cracow.

His works are presented in:

The Historical Museum of the City of Cracow, the State Museum at Majdanek, the Regional Museum in Nowy Sącz as well as in collections in Poland, Austria, France, Germany, Sweden, the USA, Japan, Slovakia, Lithuania and Italy.

Individual exhibitions:

1992 - Gallery "S", Trzebinia, Poland 
1994 - Gallery TAB, Cracow, Poland 
1995 - Gallery "Kocioł Artystyczny", Cracow, Poland 
1995 - Antique & Art, Pronstorf, Germany
1996 - Kersten Gallery, Cracow, Poland 
1996 - Gallery "Dwór Zieleniewskich", Trzebinia, Poland
1996 - Gallery of the BWR Bank, Trzebinia, Poland 
1996 - Gallery AE, Kępno, Poland 
1996 - Hotel Senator, Katowice, Poland 
1997 - The Single Work of Art Gallery-Gallery "Kocioł Artystyczny", Cracow, Poland
1997 - The Historical Museum of the City of Cracow -Town Hall Tower, Cracow, Poland 
1997 - Sielska Gallery, Strasbourg, France 
1998 - The Contemporary Art Gallery, Zamość, Poland 
1998 - Gallery of the BWR Bank, Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland 
1998 - Elements of Art Gallery, Columbus-Ohio, USA
1998 - The Cultural Centre of Maria Płonowska, Bolesław, Poland 
1999 - Museum Arbeitswelt, Steyr, Austria
2000 - Gallery "Dwór Zieleniewskich", Trzebinia, Poland 
2000 - The Single Work of Art Gallery-Gallery "Kocioł Artystyczny", Cracow, Poland
2001 - Museum of St. Fischer, Bochnia, Poland 
2001 - Club Convivium-Collegium Novum UJ, Cracow, Poland 
2001 - Gallery "Verde-Domus", Cracow, Poland 
2002 - The Maria Konopnicka Museum, Żarnowiec, Poland 
2002 - Theatr 38 Gallery-"Klub Pod Jaszczurami", Cracow, Poland 
2002 - Gallery "A", Alwernia, Poland 
2002 - Factoria Gallery, Kielce, Poland 
2002 - The Weiss Nowina Konopka Gallery, Cracow, Poland
2006 - The Cultural Centre "Sokół", Trzebinia, Poland
2007 - Kościelniki Palace, Poland
2008 - Gallery 111, Szczecin, Poland
2009 - Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej, Zielona Góra, Poland
2009 - Gallery "U Piotra", Arboretum Bolestraszyce, Poland
2010 - Bronisław Chromy Art Gallery, Cracow, Poland
2010 - BWA Gallery, Olkusz, Poland
2011 - Gallery 9, Prague, Czech Republik
2011 - Antique & Art, Pronstorf, Germany
2011 - Foyer Gallery, Silesia Teatr, Katowice, Poland

Awards and prizes:

1993 - The third prize in the National Competition "Illustrations for the Bible for Children" Gdańsk, Poland 
1994 - The second prize in the National Exhibition of Pastel Paintings in Nowy Sącz, Poland
1996 - The third prize in the National Pastel Biennial in Nowy Sącz, Poland
2000 - Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage 
2001 - Honorary award in "the Triennal with the Still Life" in Sieradz, Poland
2001 - "Laurels for the Young" award in Cracow, Poland 
2005 - The Gold Signet "Adiunge optimorum" in Trzebinia, Poland 

Group exhibitions:

1992
- France - Pologne , The Cultural Centre of Pablo Picasso, Billy Montigny, France
- Post Card Show and Art Exchange, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
- Galeria Jagiellońska , Dusseldorf, Germany

1993
- The Studio of Book Design and Typography, ASP Gallery, Cracow, Poland 
- IV Biennial European Academies of Visual Arts, Maastricht, Holland
- Wystawa prac studentów krakowskiej ASP, The Poland-Japan Miyauchi Foundation Gallery, Cracow, Poland 
- Ilustracje do Biblii dla dzieci - Exhibition following the competition, Foyer of the Theatre Wybrzeże, Gdańsk, Poland
- Kotowicz, Borowski, Klimczyk, Piechowski, Studio TRS Gallery, Racibórz, Poland 
- Junge Kunstler aus Krakau, Gallery B&B, Jever, Germany
- Kwiaty, Pejzaż polski - Exhibition following the competition, Gallery "Stara Kordegarda", Warsaw, Poland 
- Piotr Duda, Paweł Kotowicz, Museum of St. Fischer, Bochnia, Poland 

1994
Flowers, Polish landscape - Exhibition following the competition, Mikimoto Hall, Ginza, Tokio, Japan
- J.G.G. (1395-1468) Das Enzensberger - Gutenberg - Projekt, The National Library, Warsaw, Poland; Town Hall, Mainz, Germany
- Pejzaż w malarstwie współczesnym - Exhibition following the competition, the Palace of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland
- Batruch i uczniowie, BWA Gallery, Gorlice, Nowy Sącz, Rzeszów, Poland 
- VIII-e Exposition Internationale D` Art Contemporain, Saillans, France
- IV Ogólnopolska Wystawa Pasteli, BWA Gallery, Nowy Sącz, Poland 
- Kotowicz, Borowski, Klimczyk, Piechowski, BWA Gallery, Sandomierz, Poland

1995
- 2nd Student International Art Biennial , Art Gallery - Skopje, Macedonia
- Nowa Grafika Polska - Neue Polnische Grafik, Gallery "Prowincjonalna" - Słubice, Poland; Gallery Gallus - Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
- Kunst aus Krakau , Kunstetage Georg von Opel, Eschborn, Germany
- The Mikołaj Pruzi Internationa Biennial Exhibition of Prints CUPRUM VI, Lubin, Poland
- Batruch i uczniowie , BWA Gallery, Częstochowa, Opole, Krosno, Gallery "Inny Śląsk" Tarnowskie Góry, Poland 
- Pożegnanie z Galerią , Gallery  ZAR, Cracow, Poland 
- The 4th International  Triennial of  Prints "Mezzotinta ´95" , Gdańsk, Poland 
- XXXII Ogólnopolski Konkurs Malarstwa "Bielska Jesień ´95" , BWA Gallery, Bielsko-Biała, Poland 
- XIII Konfrontacje Najmłodszych Artystów Krakowskich , Myślenice, Poland 
- The 18 th International Independante Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa´95 , Kanagawa, Japan
- Artyści z Polski, Centre Effel de Carvin, France

1996
- Ogólnopolski Plener Stowarzyszenia Pastelistów Polskich - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext,  BWA Gallery, Nowy Sącz, The Nikifor Museum - Gallery "Romanówka" in Krynica, Poland; The Polish Institute in Sofia, Bulgarian; Bratyslavia, Slovakia
- Świat dziecka - Młodzi Artyści Dzieciom, BWA Gallery, Rzeszów, Wałbrzych, the National Philharmonic, Warsaw, Poland
- Mikorzyn ´96 - Exhibitition following the plein air eventtext, Gallery AE, Kępno, Poland 
- I Ogólnopolskie Biennale Pasteli, BWA Gallery, Nowy Sącz, Poland 

1997
- V Międzynarodowe Triennale Sztuki - Majdanek ´97, the State Museum at Majdanek, Poland
- Najmłodsza Grafika Krakowska, Nurnberg House, Cracow, Poland 
- Wystawa prac Absolwentów i Pedagogów PLSP w Nowym Wiśniczu, The Castle of the Lubomirski family, Nowy Wiśnicz, Poland
- Smoki - mity, symbole, motywy, The Historical Museum of the City of Cracow, Cracow, Poland 
- Pastele - wybór z Ogólnopolskich Plenerów Stowarzyszenia Pastelistów Polskich, BWA Gallery, Zakopane, Poland 
- Dwór Zieleniewskich wczoraj i dziś, Gallery "Dwór Zieleniewskich", Trzebinia, Poland 
- Gdzieś w środku Polski - Kamion´97, Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, BWA Gallery, Sieradz, Poland 


1998
- Art Expo, New York, USA
- II Ogólnopolski Plener Malarski Zamość ´97 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Zamość, Poland 
- III Medzinárodny pléner na tému "Dielo svätých Cyrila a Metoda" - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, Mojmirovce, Slovakia
- II Ogólnopolskie Biennale Pasteli, BWA Gallery, Nowy Sącz, Poland 
- Wystawa prac członków Stowarzyszenia Pastelistów Polskich, The Cultural Centre of the City of Tarnów, Tarnów, Poland 


1999
- Gdzieś w środku Polski - Kamion ´98 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, BWA Gallery, Sieradz, Poland 
- Piotrków ´99 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, BWA Gallery, Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland


2000
- XXIII Ogólnopolski Plener Plastyczny Mierzyn ´99 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, the Regional Museum, Międzychód, BWA Gallery, Sieradz, Poland 
- Junge Kunst aus Krakau, Gallery Kunen, Dülmen, Germany
- 10 Artystów z Polski, The Cultural Centre, Athen, Greece
- III Ogólnopolskie Biennale Pasteli, BWA Gallery, Nowy Sącz, Poland 
- Plener Malarski Płoty 2000 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, Gallery Trystero, Szczecin, Poland 

2001
- Aspra Spitia 2000 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, Gallery "Kocioł Artystyczny", Cracow, Poland 
- II Ogólnopolski Konkurs Malarski "Triennale z Martwą Naturą", BWA Gallery, Sieradz, Poland 
- Wiosna Teatralnego Off-u, Foyer of the Rampa Theatre, Warsaw, Poland
- Kraków w miniaturze, Gallery "Kocioł Artystyczny", Cracow, Poland 
- Grecja oczami artystów z Polski, Gallery "Kocioł Artystyczny", Cracow, Poland 
- Lato w Przegorzałach 2001 - Exhibition following the  plein air eventtext, Gallery "Kanonicza 1", Cracow, Poland
- Portret miasta - Płock 2001 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, Gallery "Nr 3", Płock, Poland 

2002
Art Moderne et Contemporain, The Weiss Nowina Konopka Gallery, Cracow, Poland 
- Lwów 2002 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, Gallery "Nr 3", Płock, Poland
- Goa 2002 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, Gallery  "Kanonicza 1", Cracow, Poland 

2003
- Wiosna w Toskanii - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, Gallery ZPAP Sukiennice, Cracow,
SD Gallery, Warsaw, Poland 
- XXVII Ogólnopolski Plener Malarski Jurajska Jesień - Exhibition following the plain air eventtext,
the Municipal Gallery, Częstochowa, Poland 

2004
- art.pl.04, Château de Saint Jean-le-Blanc, France

2005
- Tarnów dla rzymskich filipinów , Gallery "Pasaż TEMI", Tarnów, Poland 
- Mostra d`arte dedicata a S. Filippo Neri, Chiesa Nuova, Roma, Italy

2006
- Z biegiem Warty - Kamion 2005 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, the Regional Museum, Wieluń, Poland
- Open Sea - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, The International Cultural Centre, Międzyzdroje, Poland
- II Beskidzkie Integracje Sztuki - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, Beskid Regional Museum, Wisła, Poland
- IV Ogólnopolski Konkurs Malarski "Triennale z Martwą Naturą", BWA Gallery, Sieradz, Poland

2007
- Z biegiem Warty - Kamion 2006 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, the Regional Museum, Wieluń, Poland
Międzyzdroje - między morzem a miastem  - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, The International Cultural Centre, Międzyzdroje, Poland
- Jesienne Konfrontacje - Triennale Polskiego Malarstwa Współczesnego, BWA Gallery, Rzeszów, Poland

2008
- Zaborek 2007 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, Uroczysko Zaborek, Poland
- Pokrzywna 2008 - Exhibition following the plein air eventtext, Gallery STYL, Głogówek, Poland
- Cracow Art after 1945 from the Collection of the Historical Museum of the City of Cracow, The Historical Museum of the City of Cracow, Cracow
- A way to the Vatican - John Paul II. The 30 th anniversary of the pontificate`s beginning, The Historical Museum of the City of Cracow, Cracow



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