Kosrof was awarded his B.F.A. from the School of Fine Arts in Addis Ababa in 1972, and received an M.F.A. from Howard University in 1980. He taught at Vermont College for some time, and he has participated in numerous international workshops and residency programs. His studio is located in Oakland, California; some of his work is in the collection of the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC.