our work has been documented in the following


Chicago Journal, September 2, 2009, Signs of the Times: Kathy Kozan makes her living transforming blank spaces… The practice thus made the two-story brick facade on the east side of her building… an irresistible target.

‘I had this big side of a building that was just asking for a mural,’ she recalled…”

Asia Hospitality Design, May/June 2009, The HD Awards Issue (cover story) – Finalist: Luxury/Upscale Public Places, Mondrian in South Beach

Conde Nast Traveler, May, 2009, The Hot List 2009 (cover story) Mondrian Miami Beach: “…these days the cool crowd is heading to the Mondrian…”

Miami Beach Insider, April 28, 2009, South Beach’s Hotel Mondrian Makes Conde Nast Traveler Hot List

Chicago Tribune, August 16, 2007, A Tale of Two Bistros Maijean: “…the restaurant is beautiful, its burnt-orange, burnished-yellow and gentle blue palette evocative of a Provence sunset, its handsome wood bar and cabinets trimmed with Art Nouveau undulations…”

Utopia, August 2007, Divine Inspiration

Esquire, August 2007, American Odyssey – On the Road

Splash Magazine, July 25, 2007, Maijean – A Chicago Restaurant You Should Know

Interior World, July 2007, Mondrian Scottsdale

Arch Taiwan, June 2007, Luxury Hotel – Urban Resort in Garden of Eden

Interior Design, June 2007, In the Beginning…

El Nuevo Dia (San Juan, Puerto Rico), June 2007, Arte Viviente-Asia de Cuba Restaurant

Vogue Germany, June 2007, Hotel Des Monats (Mondian, Scottsdale)

Serving Magazine, May 2007, Restaurant Buildings That Work – Hatching Asia de Cuba

Desert Living Magazine, May/June 2007, Reservation for Temptation (cover story)

Elle Decor, April 2007, What’s HOT – Paradise Found

Spend IN (Spain), April 2007, El Mondrian Scottsdale

Chicago Journal, May 30, 2002, Make No Small Plans


Suite Home Chicago, FournitureDeborah Wick, 2001, (feature story & cover photo of one of our 4 custom chairs; Phoenix Rising)

WGN News Channel 9, Chicago, September 14, 2001, From the Ashes, Chuck Copola

Chicago Tribune, July 22, 2001, What Works, What Doesn’t

NBC Channel 5, Chicago, July 20, 2001, Suite Home Chicago by Jeanie Sparrow

Chicago Sun-Times, July 20, 2001, Kathy Kozan

Chicago Sun-Times, July 27, 2001, Suite Sounds Make Us Sit Up and Take Notice

NBC Channel 5, Chicago, July 10, 2001, Suite Home Chicago by Marion Brooks


Conde’Nast Traveler, May 2000, St Martins Lane, London

WGN News Channel 9, Chicago, March 8, 2000, Around Town by Joanie Lum    Watch the VIDEO

Interior Design, January 2000, Room with a Hue (cover story)

Urban Art Chicago, Olivia Gude and Jeff Huebner, 2000, Selected Artist Biographies

Cows on Parade in Chicago, Mary Ellen Sullivan, 2000, Feature Story on our J.C. DeCow News Cow


Time Magazine, October 4, 1999, Where it’s Chic to Sleep

Chicago Sun-Times, August 4, 1999, Delivery Cow Milks News for All it’s Worth

Daily Herald, July 6, 1999, Cows: Reach Out and Touch – a Cow!

WGN News Channel 9, Chicago, June 8, 1999, Cow Times by Marcella Raymond   Watch the VIDEO 

Chicago Tribune, April 5, 1999, Sitting pretty


Chicago Sun-Times, April 20, 1997, Midwest Open to Custom Designs


Chicago Sun-Times, September 28, 1996, Gala to Jump-Start Jordan Family Center

Chicago Tribune, June 20, 1996, Library Ceiling Gains Starring Role

Daily Herald, June 20, 1996, Kids’ World at Library

Pioneer Press, June 20, 1996, With New Mural, Sky’s the Limit in Children’s Section at Library

Chicago Tribune Magazine / Home Design, April 14, 1996, Wizard of Ahhhs (cover story)


HFN: The Newsweekly of Home Products Retailing, September 1995, Harlem Furniture opens 10th store

Screen Magazine, July 31, 1995, Room without a view


Better Homes & Gardens / Window & Wall Ideas, Winter 1993, Walls at Work, An Open-and-Shut Case (feature story)


Chicago Sun-Times, July 25, 1992, Redecorated Newsstand Wins OK From City

Chicago Sun-Times, July 16, 1992, Newsstand Turns Over a New Leaf

The North Loop News, July 16, 1992, What a Concept: Newsstand as Art

Chicago Sun-Times, July 14, 1992, New Style Newsstand

Chicago Tribune, July 13, 1992, Newsstand Displays Art of Survival

Better Homes & Gardens / Kitchen & Bath Ideas, Winter 1991/92, Like a Weekend in Europe (feature story)


Money Maker, December/January 1991, Cover

Chicago Advertising & Media, December, 1991, Kozan Studios Sets the Scene with Original Backdrops

Screen Magazine, September 30, 1991, Wall-to-Wall

Chicago Tribune, May 5, 1991, Suite Desserts

Identity Magazine, Winter 1991, Cover


Restaurant / Hotel Design International, October 1990, Retro and Relaxed (feature story)

Contract Magazine, April 1990, Larger Than Life

Chicago Tribune, March 27, 1990, Sky’s the Limit

North Shore Magazine, January 1990, North Shore in Focus

Flatliners, the “Our Neighborhood” mural was used as a location background for the 1990 film, Flatliners, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon.


WBBM News Channel 2, Chicago, 1989, Excalibur Night Club by Bob Wallace 

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Chicago Sun-Times, October 20, 1989, Excalibur Nightclub Enters the Limelight Today

Chicago Tribune, October 20, 1989, 97-year-old Dragon Tamed into Excalibur

Chicago Reader, October 6, 1989, Like Life


Chicago Tribune, October 16, 1987, Artists’ Group Draws on Public for Help with Projects


Chicago Sun-Times, February 17, 1986, Artist Goes High-Tech

Chicago Magazine, January 1986, My City, Remembrances and Reflections by Studs Terkel


Lerner Newspaper, October 2, 1985, New Facade

Corporate Art News, September-October 1985, Art School Helps Ford Put a Mural in It’s Future

Decatur Tribune, May 16, 1985, Painters Leave Hearts Behind

Herman Miller Magazine, May 1985, Cover

Edison Magazine, Spring 1985, Mural, Mural on the Wall

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Decatur Herald & Review, April 29, 1985, Building art done

Decatur Herald & Review, April 6, 1985, Mural Hopes to Grab Eye

Les dossiers de l’art public, Paris, France, 1985 issue, Our Neighborhood


Decatur Tribune, October 10, 1984, A New Look

Chicago Sun-Times, September 28, 1984, Artists Literally Paint the Town

Decatur Tribune, July 25, 1984, Mural to Create Yesteryear Effect

Decatur Herald & Review, July 19, 1984, “Council Plans to Paint Over Dante’s Sign.”

New Art Examiner, May 1984, Kathryn Kozan


The Sunday Herald, May 6, 1983, Muralist Specializes in Optical Illusions

Countryside Reminder News, March 3, 1983, Mural to Fool the Eye

The Chicago Catholic, January 7, 1983, Wall mural depicts healing


Chicago Reader, December 17, 1982, Murals

Chicago Tribune, October 25, 1982, It’s All an Illusion

Lerner Newspaper, week of October 5, 1982, Church Wall Transformed

Pioneer Press Newspaper, August 26, 1982, Brushing up

Pioneer Press Newspaper, July 8, 1982, New Business, Less Than Meets the Eye


Uptown News, Chicago, October 27, 1981, Art for the Outdoors

Aspen Times, Aspen Colorado, August 20, 1981, Around Aspen

Aspen Times, Aspen Colorado, July 2, 1981, Lady in Swimming Pool Will Beckon to Airmen

Shoreline, Highland Park, May 5, 1981, Muralists Create New Glass Hallway

Suburban Life, Chicago Edition, May 1981, Highland Park: Arthur Rubin Gallery


Chicago Council of Fine Arts. Guide to Chicago Murals: Yesterday And Today, 1979, Inventory of Contemporary Murals


Star-Sentinel, Melrose Park, IL, December 27, 1973, Westlake’s World for Children

Evening News, Edinburgh, Scotland, October 6, 1973, Kathie Adds a Dash of Colour