Rafał Kowalski was born in 1973 in Warsaw. In the years 1994–1999 he studied at the Faculty of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 1996 he carried out a television program devoted to art “Visions in the vision”. In the years 1996–1998 he participated in cyclical drawing exhibitions of students of the Faculty of Painting, winning twice the first award. From 1996 to 1999 he performed duties of assistant at the Faculty of Drawing, under Professor Marek Sapetto. In 1999 he graduated with first class honours degree, under Professor Krzysztof Wachowiak, an annexe with first class honours degree, under Professor Jacek Dyrzyński. In the years 1999–2004 he was an assistant at the Faculty of Drawing and Painting, under Marek Sapetto. From 2004 to 2008 he was an assistant at the Studio under Professor Marek Wyrzykowski. Since 2008 he has been a doctor of fine arts. In 2009 he took on a post of a senior lecturer at the parental academy. He has taken part in lots of individual and collective exhibitions.