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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RedLine Milwaukee will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 26th – 28th.
24 November 2015 5:43 PM | No Comments
RedLine Milwaukee will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 26th – 28th. RedLine’s office will reopen Tuesday December 1st at 10 am. Public Hours for the Exhibition Gallery, Print Shop, and Artists Studio’s will resume Thursday December 3rd from 10am-7pm. We […]Read More
20 November 2015 5:17 PM | No Comments
RedLine Milwaukee continues to change lives through art and education. YOU can help RedLine reach it’s annual campaign goal to match a $30,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Assist in expanding our Teen Night program, offering a safe haven as a counterpoint to the […]Read More
Host a Bobblehead Event or Party at RedLine!
05 November 2015 5:14 PM | No Comments
Be SUPER Event Planner! Host your party and or event at RedLine Milwaukee featuring the Bobbleheads: Real & Fantastical Heroism exhibition on view January 22 – April 30 2016 You and Your Guests Will Enjoy: A private gallery reception surrounded by Bobbleheads. View thousands of […]Read More
- RedLine Milwaukee will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 26th – 28th.