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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Pop into RedLine for PEEP
29 April 2016 2:17 PM | No Comments
The opening reception of PEEP is on May 13th from 6-9 pm. Gallery Dates: May 13th – July 2nd Artist Website: www.jennifernuss.com Jennifer Nuss’s work revolves around the female heroine, represented in many forms – proud, defiant, maddened, bored, alone – questioning womanhood and an […]Read More
Screen Printing Workshop: Hand Drawn Stencil Prints
29 April 2016 12:01 PM | No Comments
Tuesday, June 14th @ 5-8pm Registration Fee | $40 ($36 for Studio ACCESS members) Age: 13+ Click Here To Register. Join Milwaukee artist Shannon Connor in creating multiple-color hand-drawn silkscreen prints! This process, using drawing fluid and screen filler is an easy and affordable way […]Read More
Jewelry Making Workshop: Metal Notebook Necklace
29 April 2016 10:41 AM | No Comments
Saturday, June 25th @ 12-3pm Registration Fee | $35 ($30 for Studio ACCESS members) Age: 13+ Click Here to Register! Make your own metal notebook necklace out of scrap metal, micro screws and discarded books. We will use scraps of textured metal to create the book […]Read More
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