Mikołaj Kowalski finished his MA in paint in 2016 with the Dean’s Distinction from the Institue of Fine Arts, Department of Arts of the Marie Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin.

He was awarded the 1st collective prize of the First and Second Pleneriada of Art Universities in Kazimierz Dolny as well as the 3rd Individual Prize at the First Pleneriada of Art Universities.