1990 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem, Israel
1992 Masters of Fine Arts, with honors, School of Visual Arts, New York City
2004 - present Faculty, MFA Illustration as Visual Essay, School of Visual Arts, NYC
2007 - present Director, Illustration Residency Program, School of Visual Arts, NYC
Viktor Koen is an award winning artist and educator. He holds a BFA from the
Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem, Israel and an MFA with honors
from the School of Visual Arts. Mr. Koen serves on the faculty of the School of
Visual Arts in the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. His images are regularly
published in The NYTimes, Wall Street Journal and Nature magazine. His client
list includes Penguin, Random House, Doubleday, Harper Collins, Rizzoli,
Houghton Miflin, Tor, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, National Geographic, Rolling
Stone, Wired, ESPN, Man’s Journal, Bloomberg, Fortune, Money, Forbes, Nation,
BusinessWeek. His prints are exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States,
Europe, Japan and Australia.
 
Awards:
February 2010 SND Award of Excellence
January 2008 2 Purchase Awards, Arcansas Art Center
March 2006 EVGE Merit Award, Athens, Greece
November 2005 Folio Awards - 2 Gold Medals, New York City
April 2005 EVGE Awards - First Prize, Athens, Greece
June 2004 First Prize - Bethesda International Photography Competition
May 2004 SPD Merit Award, New York City
March 2004 EVGE Merit Award, Athens, Greece
March 2004 Digital Hall of Fame nomination, Stockholm, Sweden
March 2003 EVGE Award, Athens, Greece
February 2003 First Prize - Digital Hall of Fame, Stockholm, Sweden
January 2003 4th place International Digital Art Awards, Melbourne, Australia
October 2001 Digital Hall of Fame nomination, Stockholm, Sweden
September 2001 Artoconecto featured artist, Washington, DC
August 2001 Limner Gallery Recent Work Showcase Exhibition Award, New York
June 2001 First Prize - Papp Gallery Contemporary Art Competition, New York
February 2001 Kounio/Hasselblad Award, Thessaloniki, Greece
May 2000 First Prize - Viridian Gallery Eleventh National Juried Exhibition, New York
February 1999 New York Festivals Award, New York
April 1999 American Design Magazine Award for excellence, New York
May 1996 Paula Rhodes Award, New York
 
Selected one man shows:
June 2015 Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
September 2013 Photoville, Brooklyn, New York
June 2013 International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication, Nicosia, Cyprus
October 2012 United Photo Undustries, Brooklyn, New York
May 2012 Kalos&Klio Showroom, Thessaloniki, Greece
March 2012 The Type Directors Club, New York City
November 2011 Ghikas Gallery/HAU, Athens, Greece
September 2011 The Coningsby Gallery, London, UK
January 2011 The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece
October 2010 The Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens, Greece
June 2010 Famagusta Gate Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
January 2010 Consulate General of Greece, New York
October 2009 Museum of Contemporary Art, Rethimnon, Greece
October 2007 Angelon Vima, Athens, Greece
November 2006 Strychnin Gallery, Berlin
April 2005 Fraser Gallery, Georgetown D.C.
January 2004 Paratiritis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
November 2003 Slovak National Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia
September 2003 Photography Center of Athens, Greece
January 2004 Paratiritis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
May 2003 LeVall Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia
May 2003 Astrolavos Gallery, Athens, Greece
February 2003 Eirmos Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
October 2002 International Month of Photography, Fillipoupolis, Bulgaria
April 2002 Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles
March 2002 The Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens, Greece
January 2002 Gallery 402, New York City
May 2001 Paratiritis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
February 2001 Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
December 2001 Viridian Artists, Inc., New York City
September 2000 Gazi Exhibition Complex, Athens, Greece
May 2000 Artower Galleries, Athens, Greece
January 2000 Paratiritis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
July 1999 The Chapel Gallery, New York City
June 1998 Mary Anthony Galleries, New York City
 
Selected group shows:
November 2014 Visual Arts Gallery/Chelsea, New York City
April 2014 The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece
March 2014 The Wolfsonian Gallery, Miami, Florida
January 2014 Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City
December 2013 BikeArt, Thessaloniki, Greece
December 2013 EMOA Gallery, New York City
November 2013 Museum of Greek Folk Art, Athens, Greece
June 2013 National Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana, Slovenia
April 2013 Seoul Photo 2013, Coex Exhibition Hall, Seoul, Korea
April 2013 Last Rights Gallery, New York City
March 2013 University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
January 2013 Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Gallery, New York City
December 2012 Golden Bee Biennale, Artplay Design Center, Moscow
December 2012 Museum of Greek Folk Art, Athens, Greece
November 2012 Athens International Comics Festival, Athens, Greece
September 2012 Visual Arts Gallery, New York City
June 2011 ACNY Gallery, New York City
June 2011 Gallery Villa Mai Nau, Zurich, Switzerland
May 2011 Greek Film Archives, Athens, Greece
January 2011 CRG Gallery, New York City
October 2010 Tangent Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
October 2010 Visual Arts Gallery, New York City
July 2010 Last Rites Gallery, New York City
June 2010 Museo De La Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
May 2010 Art Athina, Athens, Greece
January 2010 ZieherSmith Gallery, New York City
October 2009 Tangent Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
September 2009 Emily Harvey Foundation, New York City
September 2009 Totem/Materia Prima Exhibition Complex, Maxéville, France
July 2009 Giant Robot Gallery, New York City
January 2009 Scarfone Gallery, Tampa, Florida
October 2008 Prints Triannale, Thessaloniki, Greece
September 2008 Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, Ohio
July 2008 Device Gallery, La Jolla, CA
July 2008 Fuse Gallery, New York City
June 2008 L’imagery Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
February 2008 Bert Theater, Detroit, Michigan
February 2008 Canvas Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
January 2008 Art District 798, Beijing, China
January 2008 CPop Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
January 2008 Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
January 2008 Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 2007 Graphite Gallery, Perth, Australia
December 2007 Neapoli Print Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
November 2007 Athens International Airport, Greece
October 2007 Hall of Science, University of Graz, Austria
October 2007 Strychnin Gallery, London
November 2007 CPop Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
October 2007 Hall of Science, University of Graz, Austria
October 2007 Strychnin Gallery, London
September 2007 Dodo Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
August 2007 Siggraph Gallery, San Diego
July 2007 Visual Arts Museum, New York City
March 2007 Hellenic American Union Gallery, Athens Greece
February 2007 The dirty Show, Detroit, Michigan
February 2007 Strychnin Gallery, New York City
January 2007 Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa, Florida
January 2008 Saginaw Art Museum, Michigan
October 2007 Hall of Science, University of Graz, Austria
September 2007 CPop Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
August 2007 Visual Arts Museum, New York City
August 2007 Siggraph Gallery, San Diego
June 2007 Dodo Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
March 2007 Hellenic American Union Gallery, Athens, Greece
February 2007 Strychnin Gallery, New York City
January 2007 Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa, Florida
December 2006 Palazzo della Ragione, Mantua, Italy
November 2006 Teloglio Foundation for the Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece
October 2006 Strychnin Gallery, New York City
October 2006 The Filipos Tsihritzis Foundation for the Visual Arts, Athens, Greece
October 2006 Space Gallery, San Francisco
September 2006 Athens International Airport, Greece
September 2006 Visual Arts Gallery, New York City
July 2006 Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
July 2006 Skopelos Center for Photography, Greece
July 2006 Siggraph Gallery, Boston
June 2006 Bodenburg Castle, Germany
June 2006 National Museum, Canberra, Australia
June 2006 Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
March 2006 Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Siberia
March 2006 Neapoli Print Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
October 2005 DeVos Art Museum, Michigan
February 2005 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
December 2004 Museum of American Illustration, New York City
December 2004 Paratiritis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
December 2004 Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York City
October 2004 Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan
September 2004 Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY
August 2004 Siggraph Gallery, Los Angeles
July 2004 Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
July 2004 Photography Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece
June 2004 Fraser Gallery, Maryland
May 2004 Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, China
May 2004 International Festival of Photography, Sydney, Australia
April 2004 The Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens, Greece
February 2004 Museum of Art, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
November 2003 Citta Della Scienza, Naples, Italy
November 2003 Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
October 2003 Dabora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
September 2003 Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
September 2003 Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY
September 2003 Hawthorn Gallery, Woodstock, NY
July 2003 Siggraph Gallery, San Diego
April 2003 Arcade IV, Hull, United Kingdom
March 2003 Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles
March 2003 Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan
February 2003 Visual Arts Museum, New York City
December 2002 International Digital Biennale, St.Petersberg, Russia
October 2002 Digital Hall of Fame, Milan, Italy
October 2002 Fine Arts Center Galleries, Kingston, Rhode Island
July 2002 Siggraph Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
June 2002 Rocky Mountain Digital Arts Center, Denver
May 2002 Academy of the Arts, Tasmania, Australia
May 2002 Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia
April 2002 Ceiba Records Gallery, San Francisco
March 2002 Artlink Gallery, New York City
February 2002 Wethersfield Museum, Hartford, Connecticut
February 2002 Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan
January 2002 Museum of American Illustration, New York City
December 2001 Visual Arts Museum, New York City
October 2001 Oksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
October 2001 Affinity Lab, Washington, DC
September 2001 Gazi Exhibition Complex, Athens, Greece
September 2001 Limner Gallery, New York City
August 2001 Papp Gallery, New York City
May 2001 Rethimnon Center for Contemporary Art, Crete, Greece
February 2001 Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
September 2000 Paratiritis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
June 2000 Viridian Artists, Inc., New York City
February 2000 Hellenic American Union Galleries, Athens, Greece
January 2000 New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
December 1999 Mary Anthony Galleries, New York City
September 1998 Parsons School of Design, New York City
July 1997 Foundation for Hellenic Culture, New York City
June 1997 Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
November 1996 Design Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece
September 1996 Parsons School of Design, New York City
May 1993 Visual Arts Museum, New York City
November 1992 Art Directors Club, New York City
May 1990 Jerusalem Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel