Rafal Zawistowski was born in Warsaw, Poland and grew up in Canada where he graduated from the BA in Fine Art at Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Canada in 2006. As part of his education Zawistowski spent a year in Florence, Italy where he exhibited his artwork as well as studying the renaissance and this still currently plays a key part in his artwork.
Zawistowski graduated in 2011 and later that year he exhibited at New Contemporaries where Charles Saatchi bought several of his artworks.
In 2012 Zawistowski exhibited his first solo exhibition and Charles Saatchi bought the entire collection before the private view. Zawistowski continues to exhibit his artwork through group and solo exhibitions and his worldwide collector base grows monthly.