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
April 26: Screen Printed Pancake Breakfast!
25 March 2014 4:47 PM | No Comments
Start your Gallery Day Saturday with our annual Screen Printed Pancake Breakfast. Includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with chocolate screen printed designs, milk, coffee, juice, and fruit. Stay and check out the Keith Haring exhibition. Date: Saturday April 26, 2014 Time: 10am-12p.m. Cost: Adult-$10, Child-$5 All proceeds […]Read More
Spring Workshops Open
25 March 2014 2:08 PM | No Comments
RedLine Milwaukee offers fun and challenging printshop courses, and you’re invited to be inspired and guided by professional teaching artists to create your own art with new and traditional materials. Serving as a community resource, our printshop classes provide unique educational opportunities for adults that are […]Read More
Haring coming to RedLine In April!
19 March 2014 6:29 AM | No Comments
Yes, Keith Haring! In the RedLine Gallery. April Gallery Night, Friday, April 25, 6-9 opening reception. What’s coming? Keith Haring/William S. Burroughs collaboration – the 1988 Apocalypse Series. Haring created the Apocalypse portfolio in collaboration with writer William S. Burroughs. Loaned by Quad/Graphics, supported by […]Read More
Co-Founders Install @ RedLineMKE!
10 March 2014 6:56 AM | No Comments
New Exhibition, New Work! It’s up. The three original co-founders of RedLine, Bauman, Merage, and Vande Zande (Denver & Milwaukee) come out of their studios and offices to fill the Milwaukee Gallery. Join us Thursday, March 13, 5:00-7:30 for an open house.Read More
Today in the RedLine MKE Gallery!
08 March 2014 6:41 AM | No Comments
Sculptor and printmaker Baalaa R., from Chennai, India. Public talk at 11 am. Good Art, It Makes You Think!Read More
- April 26: Screen Printed Pancake Breakfast!