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
19 May 2016 3:48 PM | No Comments
Times of transition can be strenuous, however they are an opportunity to rethink priorities, and be intentional about decisions. Therefore we can make our new normal anything we choose. May 20th will be my (Jeanne Jarecki) last day at RedLine. After almost two “art filled” […]Read More
Pop into RedLine for PEEP
13 May 2016 2:01 PM | No Comments
The opening reception of PEEP is on May 13th from 6-9 pm. Gallery Dates: May 13th – July 2nd Artist Website: www.jennifernuss.com Jennifer Nuss’s work revolves around the female heroine, represented in many forms – proud, defiant, maddened, bored, alone – questioning womanhood and an […]Read More
Metamorphosis Featuring the Artwork of RedLine Mentor Tori Tasch – Opening Reception
06 May 2016 3:19 PM | No Comments
RedLine AIR GALLERY Upper Level: Opening Reception Saturday, May 7, 12-2pm. Participating in residency programs allows me to balance the need to work in a studio with the need to be involved. Artwork in the installation evolved through collaboration with RedLiners and my Lynden Sculpture […]Read More