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 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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New Hours begin April
10 March 2011 2:28 PM | No Comments
April will bring new gallery hours to RedLine Milwaukee. The gallery will be open Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-3 and Saturday 10-3. Stop in during March and see Pulp Possibilities…and don’t forget us on Gallery Night, April 15.Read More
OPENING TONIGHT! 6-8PM
04 March 2011 6:20 AM | No Comments
See why Milwaukee’s creative community is falling in love with paper! Pulp Possibilities…more than you can imagine. See you at RedLine!Read More
23 February 2011 10:51 AM | No Comments
Believe it or not, September will find some RedLine artists at the end of their two year residency at RedLine. This means applications will be reviewed and new artists added this fall. Find the program application under the Residency header on this site. Apply early. ...Read More
MORE KIDS @ REDLINE!
17 February 2011 11:13 AM | No Comments
Today we host 60 Humboldt Park School students! Thank you teachers, for NOT calling in sick. Paper studio is busy again today, as kids form sheets of recycled paper . My heart goes out to the plumber who has 60 kids dancing around him as...Read More
Kids @ RedLine
16 February 2011 11:53 AM | No Comments
Kids and RedLine go hand in hand. Thanks to the 5th graders from Golda Meir that toured RedLine EARLY this morning….and right now the Community Room is buzzing with the sounds of 30 First Graders eating lunch. After a VERY busy morning in the paper...Read More
- New Hours begin April