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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Printshop | Green- What Does it Mean?
11 April 2015 11:22 AM | No Comments
RedLine Milwaukee is proud to house Milwaukee’s only “green” community printshop. In honor of Earth Day we will outline what it means to be a green printmaker! Printmaking is traditionally one of the harshest art making practices when is comes to human health and environmental […]Read More
Exhibitions | Announcing the Next Year of Exhibitions at RedLine Milwaukee
10 April 2015 10:57 AM | No Comments
Spring is in the air and the exhibitions crew at RedLine Milwaukee is busy planning a diverse slate of exhibitions for our 2015-2016 season, each with their own unique message, and yet, unmistakably connected. Join us for a year of collaboration, contemporary practice, and bobbleheads. Yes, […]Read More
Education | Published Program with Bay View High School
09 April 2015 3:14 PM | No Comments
Thank you to the Ms. Koehn and her biology students from Bay View High School for joining us for a Published program this spring! Students combined their research of cell structures with the study of plant forms in JoAnna Poehlmann: Now and Then.Read More
Gallery Night JoAnna Poehlmann: Now & Then
08 April 2015 11:14 AM | No Comments
Join us at Redline Milwaukee for JoAnna Poehlmann: Now & Then – five decades worth of a local artist’s reverence and awe for nature. We are proud to present JoAnne Poehlmann’s third retrospective; come see what small details of the natural world have inspired this […]Read More
Spring Events and Workshops at RedLine Milwaukee
02 April 2015 2:18 AM | No Comments
Click to view a full list, or visit the Calendar section for a more in-depth look at what's coming up!Read More
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