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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TIMELINE and Existentialism, Resident Artist Exhibitions
20 July 2014 12:17 PM | No Comments
RedLine Milwaukee is excited about its newest exhibitions, opening Gallery Night, July 25, 2014 from 6-9pm. Exhibitions run through August 30, 2014. TIMELINE features the ten RedLine resident artists, and Existentialism is the inaugural exhibition for RedLine’s teen residency program, featuring six young artists. […]Read More
Need a Studio Space?
30 May 2014 2:02 PM | No Comments
Calling all artists! Applications now being accepted for September 1, 2014 entry into the RedLine Milwaukee Artists’ in Residency Program. Application found on line at http://www.redlineartmke.org/artists-in-residence-2/. Applications due August 1. Early decision application due July 1. Studio space, mentoring, exhibition opportunities, and more. Apply early!Read More
27 April 2014 8:34 AM | No Comments
Printmaking has never been so delicious. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Annual Screen Printed Pancake Breakfast event! And a special thanks to the volunteers, resident artists and staff who helped make this event a success.Read More
Spring/Summer Workshop Schedule
25 April 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
New Workshop Series: In the Artist’s Studio
24 April 2014 8:12 AM | No Comments
This new workshop series connects RedLine Resident Artists and the community for a studio visit, demonstration on a process that the artist uses, and an exercise. Next workshop: May 10, 12-3 with RedLine resident artist Nina Ghanbarzadeh Resident artist Nina Ghanbarzadeh’s water-based and mixed media […]Read More
- TIMELINE and Existentialism, Resident Artist Exhibitions