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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Etching Workshop: An Organic Approach to Spitbite Aquatint | Saturday, August 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
20 July 2015 10:26 AM | No Comments
Novice and advanced printmakers alike are invited to join us for an in-depth look at spitbiting, a relatively immediate and painterly form of etching. The workshop will explore nontraditional methods of spitbite aquatint, hardground techniques, and mark-making with inking/printing methods. Experience is not required.Read More
RedLine Milwaukee is Hiring!
07 July 2015 4:52 PM | No Comments
RedLine Milwaukee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, 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 […]Read More
TIMELINE 2015 Opening Reception July 24, 6-9pm
30 June 2015 2:17 PM | No Comments
TIMELINE 2015 RedLine Milwaukee’s Resident Artists’ exhibition TIMELINE 2015 opening Gallery Night Friday, July 24, 2015 6-9pm On View July 24 – October 3, 2015 TIMELINE 2015, the latest yearly installment showcasing the current works of RedLine Milwaukee’s emerging resident artists, explores an array of […]Read More
Check out Life of Artist Paul Mandracchia 1957-2014
18 June 2015 1:08 PM | No Comments
Thank you Jose Lozano for shooting this amazing video of RedLine Milwaukee’s current exhibition: Life of Artist Paul Mandracchia 1957-2014 open to the public for free, Thursdays 10-7, Friday and Saturdays 10-3. Check our more of Jose Lozano’s work at Second Screen Media Productions.Read More
Event Space @ RedLine Milwaukee
05 June 2015 2:26 AM | No Comments
Event Space @ RedLine 1422 North 4th St. Milwaukee, WI 53212 Sophisticated. Edgy. Unlike anyplace else. Exposed cream brick walls. Timber columns and ceilings. Wood plank floors. Original art work all around you. Come explore RedLine for your wedding, party, meeting, bridal shower, or rehearsal […]Read More
- Etching Workshop: An Organic Approach to Spitbite Aquatint | Saturday, August 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.