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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Thursday August 20th Battle Royale Artist Paint-Off at RedLine Milwaukee 6-9pm
07 August 2015 8:46 AM | No Comments
OMG DON’T DARE MISS! Thursday August 20th Battle Royale Artist Paint-Off at RedLine Milwaukee 6-9pm. Featuring resident artists Skully Skyrocket versus Luke Felix Farley in an experimental, engaging event combining live music, live painting, and audience participation. The evening promises to be an unforgettable, collaborative, […]Read More
Artwork on a stick? NEVER
06 August 2015 5:24 PM | No Comments
Artwork by Jody Emery RedLine Milwaukee Artist in Residence Executive Director | Jeanne Jarecki | email@example.com Don’t get me wrong I love the WI State Fair, it’s just you can’t put artwork on a stick.Luckily for all of us there are many exhibits and galleries […]Read More
RedLine Milwaukee Juried Exhibition at MOWA
31 July 2015 9:55 AM | No Comments
Current, Past and Mentor Resident Artists will be featured at the Museum of Wisconsin Art MOWA in the RedLine exhibition from August 22–November 8, 2015 State Gallery From many applicants, eight artists have been selected to represent the organization and demonstrate the wonderfully diverse applications […]Read More
- Thursday August 20th Battle Royale Artist Paint-Off at RedLine Milwaukee 6-9pm