Rory Kurtz

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Rory Kurtz has been illustrating since he was old enough to hold a crayon. Self-taught and focusing in pencil, ink and digital paint, Rory has carved out his niche as a unique voice in the illustration community. Working with digital media allows his paintings a greater amount of versatility, and faster production time, which makes all the difference when meeting deadlines.

His influences are spread out across the respective worlds of literature, fashion, art, film and music. His work isn’t necessarily easy to define, as he tends to shift from one style to the next and back again as it fits the assignment, but the individual pieces seem unified by a shared sense of fantasy in a modern reality.

Rory lives and works in Chicago, where he also moonlights as a commercial and editorial photographer.

Featured Clients

The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Sony Pictures, StudioCanal, Neon Pictures, Playboy Magazine, Rolling Stone, Men’s Health, O Magazine, Mondo – Alamo Drafthouse, Variety, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, Ogilvy & Mather, Ford Automotive, Simon & Schuster Publishing, Outside Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Capstone Publishing, BLT Communications, The Village Voice, Vancouver Opera, Blue Hive, Hachette Books, Pentax Cameras, Miami New Times, Las Vegas Weekly, Legion Magazine, Bicycle Times, Phoenix New Times, Popshot Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, The 1st Movement, Cossette Advertising

Awards
  • Creative Quarterly (Gold Medal – Illustration)
  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Communication Arts illustration feature (2013)
  • Society of Illustrators
  • Taschen – Illustration Now
  • Taschen – Illustration Now (Portraits)
  • Juxtapose – Online
  • Thinkspace Gallery (Los Angeles)
  • Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles)
  • Digital Arts Magazine
  • Carne Magazine
  • Migrate Magazine (Official Magazine of the Loerie Awards)

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Rory Kurtz

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"Fury" And "Diplomacy"
David Bowie
David Bowie
American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Darth Zucker
Darth Zucker
5 Seconds Of Summer
5 Seconds Of Summer
The Heart Thief
Village Voice
Village Voice
Florence & The Machine
Florence & The Machine
Jack White
Jack White
Kate Beckinsale & Milla Jovovich
Kate Beckinsale & Milla Jovovich
Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
Pearl Jam
Rocky Passages, Broken Promises
Rocky Passages, Broken Promises
Sturgill Simpson
Sturgill Simpson
Trust No One
Trust No One
Who Is Al Haymon, And What Has He Done To Boxing?
Who Is Al Haymon, And What Has He Done To Boxing?
The Resurrection Of Lil Boosie
The Resurrection Of Lil Boosie
The War Within
The War Within

Artist News

RORY KURTZ | NEW BATMAN POSTER HOT OFF THE PRESS!

RORY KURTZ is at it again with Batman - this one called “Ikonescape: Batman!" Prints will be available from Bottleneck…

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Plain Archives is releasing this limited collectors I,Tonya blu ray steelbook set, featuring box art by yours truly RORY KURTZ.…

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Rory Kurtz | Exclusive “Annihilation” Poster Art For Comic-Con Released This Weekend!

Yet another stunning beauty by RORY KURTZ for Mondo! This new movie poster of Alex Garland's brilliant sci-fi bender "Annihilation"…

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