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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Live+Work Studio Apartment
23 June 2016 2:15 PM | No Comments
Artists traveling to Milwaukee who need a place to live and work can now apply to stay at the RedLine Live+Work Studio Apartment! To learn more Click hereRead More
16 June 2016 6:37 AM | No Comments
It is an exciting time at RedLine! Have you heard? Milwaukee based artist, designer, curator and community arts organizer, Jeff Redmon, has joined the RedLine Milwaukee team as the new Residency and Exhibitions Manager. Jeff completed our artist in residence program in August of 2014 and […]Read More
The Second Annual Bucks Block Party
15 June 2016 12:03 PM | No Comments
Visit the RedLine Milwaukee booth at The Second Annual Bucks Block Party this Saturday June 18th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Located just two blocks from RedLine at the corner of 4th St. and Juneau Ave. (Just North of the BMO Harris Bradley Center). The 2nd Annual […]Read More
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