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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Teen Residency Program | Call for Applications
17 December 2014 6:56 PM | No Comments
RedLine Milwaukee’s Teen Residency program serves Milwaukee teens who are committed to further developing their involvement in visual art. Teen Residents receive mentoring from RedLine’s established and emerging artists, collaborate with internationally and locally recognized visiting artists, and lead demonstrations for their peers once a […]Read More
Introduction to Etching | Saturday, January 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
17 December 2014 5:43 PM | No Comments
Participants will look at examples of both contemporary and historical etchings, learn hard ground application techniques, experiment with different methods in mark making, and practice the inking/printing process.Read More
5 Reasons to Donate to RedLine Milwaukee
11 December 2014 11:51 AM | No Comments
To Donate Online CLICK HERE RedLine Milwaukee began its fifth year in October, a benchmark confirming the transformation from a “startup”non-profit to an established contributor to art and art education communities. RedLine Milwaukee Has Changed People’s Lives 1)Max attends Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and […]Read More
JoAnna Poehlmann: Now & Then – Gallery Night Opening Reception
05 December 2014 4:42 PM | No Comments
SAVE THE DATE! JoAnna Poehlmann: Now & Then Friday, January 16, 2015 6-9pm Gallery Night Opening Reception Explore the art and objects of Milwaukee artist, JoAnna Poehlmann at RedLine Milwaukee this season. Drawings, hand-colored lithographs, collages, and artist books adorn the gallery, showcasing JoAnna’s […]Read More
Winter at RedLine Milwaukee – Events, Workshops, Exhibitions
03 December 2014 11:18 PM | No Comments
Winter at RedLine Milwaukee – Events, Workshops, Exhibtions Workshops fill up fast to register mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414.491.9088. Level 1 RedLine Members and above receive a 10% discount on classes and workshops. Friday. December 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Cuban Art, Books & […]Read More
- Teen Residency Program | Call for Applications