John Kowalczyk was born in Chicago Illinois in 1988. He received his BFA in painting for the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and currently lives and works in Milwaukee. During his time in school, Kowalczyk was able to be the winter artist in resident for the Around the Coyote Gallery in Chicago in 2007. He also founded the 3F gallery with five of his peers. Since receiving his degree John is now an artist in resident with RedLine Milwaukee. His work is comprised of mixed media paintings that incorporate vintage fabrics, thrift store treasures, glitter, and gold. Inspired by Folk art to Op and Pop art, his canvases drip with high brow kitsch; taking on an almost shrine-like and sacred attitude. The separate elements of his collaged paintings truly transcend themselves to become more than the sum of their parts, they become a whole and Kowalczyk senses something spiritual in this.
About RedLineRedLine Milwaukee, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is an urban laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art and to stimulate the creative potential of the local community to which we are linked. Through residency, education, outreach and challenging exhibition programs with a focus on social justice, RedLine inspires and impacts new generations of cultural and civic transformers.
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Open Position: Development and Exhibition Coordinator – Redline Milwaukee
24 November 2014 12:18 PM | No Comments
Open Position: Development and Exhibition Coordinator – Redline Milwaukee RedLine Milwaukee, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is an urban laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art and to stimulate the creative potential of the local community to which we are linked. Through […]Read More
Printshop Orientation | Thursday, December 4, 6-6:30 p.m. (FREE)
21 November 2014 11:14 AM | No Comments
Are you an experienced printmaker in need of a shop? RedLine offers Open Studio to artists who would like to independently carry out their own projects. To utilize the printshop, artists must first attend a free Printshop Orientation.Read More
Cuban Art, Books & Contemporary Culture Panel Discussion | Friday, December 5, 6-8 p.m.
20 November 2014 9:11 PM | No Comments
For this panel discussion, curator of Experiencing Cuba, Kim Nochi will bring together Max Yela, Joseph Moguel, and Atty. Art Heitzer to discuss Cuban art, books and contemporary culture. In 2012 Kim Nochi successfully completed her Master’s thesis on Ediciones Vigía books in Art and […]Read More
Introduction to Papermaking | Saturday, December 6
20 November 2014 11:30 AM | No Comments
Registration Fee | $20 Please email email@example.com or (414) 491-9088 to register for this workshop. Learn the basics of pulp preparation, sheet forming, pressing, and drying in this eco-friendly workshop. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Participants will form their own sheets […]Read More
Film screening: Between the Word and the Image | Thursday, December 11, 6-8 p.m. (FREE)
15 November 2014 1:29 PM | No Comments
Vigía: Entre la palabra y la imagen/ Between the Word and the Image is a documentary presented in conjunction with the exhibition on view at RedLine Milwaukee, Experiencing Cuba: Artist Books of Ediciones Vigía and Photographs by Joseph Mougel. Ediciones Vigía started out as leaflets announcing meeting times for gatherings of local artist and writers looking […]Read More
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