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
RedLine Annual Giving: Double Your Impact!!
04 December 2013 2:23 PM | No Comments
Dear Friends, Members, and Supporters - Inspiring personal growth and community change – that’s what RedLine Milwaukee does. How do we do it? Exhibition. Education. Residency. Community Programs. And, most importantly …YOU. Because you’ve believed in our mission and vision, because you’ve given generously, because...Read More
Screen Printing Studio: December
03 December 2013 4:25 PM | No Comments
Beginner and novice-level screenprinters are welcome to attend RedLine’s Screen Printing Studio offered once a month. This session will include an introduction to basic screenprinting, including the photo emulsion process. Ink, screens, photo emulsion and side-by-side instruction are provided for you to complete your screen...Read More
RedLine Gallery in January-Sneak Peek!
03 December 2013 3:58 PM | No Comments
What’s coming to the RedLine Gallery in 2014? We kick off the New Year with: Transitions in Perspective- Myth and Mirror RedLine Mentors Nirmal Raja and Dara Larson collaborate. The works in this exhibition reflect upon travel in southern India. Raja and Larson shared a...Read More
RBC’s Human Touch Exhibition
03 December 2013 2:20 PM | No Comments
– RedLine Milwaukee, Inc. is pleased to announce a distinctive exhibition, celebrating people and diversity, The Human Touch: Contemporary Art from the RBC Wealth Management Collection is coming to Milwaukee and will be on display at RedLine, October 18 through December 23, 2013. The exhibition...Read More
Cloud Orchid Mag @ RedLine Mke!
18 November 2013 12:31 PM | No Comments
It’s HERE! Read about RedLine’s 2013 RePurposed Runway fashion contest here…. http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/615735Read More
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