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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Revolution! CultureJam MKE #5
04 October 2016 3:26 PM | No Comments
Join us at RedLine Milwaukee for the incredible premier of Revolution, the fifth installment in the provocative CultureJam MKE series. The no-holds-barred indie art series showcases outstanding regional artists challenging dominant notions of the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environments. In […]Read More
RedLine adds new Artists in Residence!
26 July 2016 10:03 AM | No Comments
We are thrilled to announce the new artists in residence who will be joining us at RedLine Milwaukee starting in September 2016! Emerging artists Anja Notanja and Clayton Haggarty, Mid-career artist Cynthia Hayes and Mentor artists Melanie Ariens and Jill Sebastian! RedLine Milwaukee is the […]Read More
Open spots available for TEEN Residency at RedLine – Apply now!
19 July 2016 3:06 PM | No Comments
RedLine Milwaukee’s TEEN Studio program serves Milwaukee teens who are committed to further developing their involvement in visual art. Teen Residents receive mentoring from RedLine’s established and emerging artists, collaborate with internationally and locally recognized visiting artists, and lead demonstrations for their peers once a […]Read More
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