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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AIR Gallery Closing Reception for Horizons, a mixed media show by Carroll University students, Elizabeth Berg, Alexandra Rose, and Mackenzie Schmitt
28 January 2016 10:39 AM | No Comments
Please join us for a small reception for Horizons, a mixed media show by Carroll University students, Elizabeth Berg, Alexandra Rose, and Mackenzie Schmitt Saturday, February 6 12:30 – 1:30pm AIR Gallery second floor RedLine Milwaukee 1422 North 4th St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 Horizons […]Read More
Bring your group to visit RedLine Milwaukee and see Bobbleheads: Real & Fantastical Heroism.
27 January 2016 4:15 AM | No Comments
RedLine Milwaukee presents Bobbleheads: Real & Fantastical Heroism A cultural exhibition on view from January 22nd – April 30th. Public gallery hours are Thursday 10-7 and Friday and Saturdays from 10-3. RedLine Milwaukee is located at 1422 North 4th Street just 4 blocks north of the BMO […]Read More
The Burmese Immersion Project visits RedLine!
27 January 2016 2:43 AM | No Comments
The Burmese Immersion Project visited RedLine last night to work with the teen residents. Much art was made! Special thanks to RedLine Emerging Artist Sue Lawton for planning and facilitating the collaborative program with The Burmese Immersion Project teens and RedLine MKE Teens! #BurmeseImmersionProject #RedLineMKE […]Read More
- AIR Gallery Closing Reception for Horizons, a mixed media show by Carroll University students, Elizabeth Berg, Alexandra Rose, and Mackenzie Schmitt