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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Art Becomes a Tool to Make Milwaukee Better
01 March 2015 8:46 AM | No Comments
Click Here To Learn Why RedLine Milwaukee is Positively Milwaukee. Coloring a community with art By Carole Meekins. CREATED Feb 27, 2015 It started with some local artists complaining about Milwaukee not having a residency program for artists. It’s now a full fledged operation that […]Read More
Art Madness at RedLine Milwaukee
16 January 2015 7:07 AM | No Comments
On March 7th from 12:00-3:00 Join RedLine Artists in Residence, Museums, Universities, and Art Associations in celebration of JoAnna Poehlmann Now and Then JoAnna will be celebrating with us!Read More
Learn Taxidermy with Mickey Alice Kwapis | Saturday, March 14th | 10 -3 Session 1: Rabbits
15 January 2015 4:34 PM | No Comments
Saturday, 3-14, 10 a.m. -3:00 | Session 1 – rabbit, $200 To register or learn more about this class visit: http://shop.mickeyalicekwapis.com/product/milwaukee Mickey Alice Kwapis is a professionally trained, licensed taxidermist and traveling taxidermy instructor. She has been working professionally in the taxidermy industry since March of 2012. […]Read More
Learn Taxidermy with Mickey Alice Kwapis | Sunday, March 15th | 10 -3 | Session 2: Rats
14 January 2015 6:34 PM | No Comments
Learn Taxidermy with Mickey Alice Kwapis | Sunday, March 15th | 10 -3 Session 2: Rats To register or learn more about this class visit: http://shop.mickeyalicekwapis.com/product/milwaukee Mickey Alice Kwapis is a professionally trained, licensed taxidermist and traveling taxidermy instructor. She has been working professionally in the […]Read More
JoAnna Poehlmann: Now & Then – On View Thursdays 10-7, Fridays and Saturdays 10-3 until March 21st.
12 January 2015 4:42 PM | No Comments
JoAnna Poehlmann, Now and Then On View Thursdays 10-7, Fridays and Saturdays 10-3 until March 21st. Explore the art and objects of Milwaukee artist, JoAnna Poehlmann at RedLine Milwaukee this season. Drawings, hand-colored lithographs, collages, and artist books adorn the gallery, showcasing JoAnna’s love […]Read More
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