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.
Voices of Redline
Gallery Closed for Winter Break 12/18-1/7
08 December 2016 5:04 PM | No Comments
RedLine Milwaukee will be closed from December 18th to January 7th of 2017. We thank the Milwaukee Community for a wonderful year, and look forward to seeing you next year! If you would like to request a visit during this time, arrangements can be made via […]Read More
Your next Amazon.com order can support RedLine Milwaukee!
22 November 2016 4:41 PM | No Comments
Support RedLine Milwaukee when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Shop Start With a Smile at smile.amazon.com/ch/26-3817197 and Amazon donates to Redline Milwaukee Inc.Read More
Small Shops United
05 November 2016 11:11 AM | No Comments
You can help RedLine by eating your way through Milwaukee! Small Shops United has offered to donate $12 of every $30 Gift Package sold through this campaign directly to RedLine Milwaukee. Use can use them at tons of great local restaurants. They make excellent gifts […]Read More
- Gallery Closed for Winter Break 12/18-1/7