John Kowalczyk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

      2866 N. Fratney Milwaukee, WI 53212     (847)987-3871                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Solo Exhibitions

-2018 Myriad of Murals: 10th St. Gallery, Milwaukee IL

-2015 The Art of John Kowalczyk: Khol Children’s Museum, Glenview IL

-2014 Enigmatic Shrine: COMB Gallery, Milwaukee WI

-2014 Kimono Mono: Creative Studios, Door County WI

-2013 Synergistic Shaman, a collaborative installation with Sara Bott: ACE Carriage House Gallery, Milwaukee WI

-2012 Understanding Ellsworth Kelly Without Understanding Ellsworth Kelly: RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

-2012 Serpent Stable: American Fantasy Classics, Milwaukee WI

-2011 This Over That; In a Powerful but not Greedy Sense: The Borg Ward Collective, Milwaukee WI

-2011 Annunaki, an Ancient Bloodline: Jackpot Gallery, Milwaukee WI

Group Exhibitions:

-2018 The 60's Revisited: Overture Art Center: Madison, WI

-2017 Street Artists of Milwaukee: Frank Juarez Gallery, Milwaukee WI

-2016 Eruption: Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

-2016 Indiana Green: UW Sheboygan Art Gallery, Sheboygan, WI

-2016 Points of Departure: John Michael Kholer Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

-2015 Painted Pairings: Oconomowoc Art Center, Oconomowoc WI

-2014 Culture Jam MKE: Hide House, Milwaukee WI

- 2014 Pfister Hotel Artist in Resident Class: Wisconsin Lutheran Collage Gallery, Milwaukee WI

-2013 The light Consumers: Believe Inn, Chicago IL

-2013 Presents with Presence: 10th Street Gallery, Milwaukee WI

-2013 A Lot Juried Mural Show: Colectivo, Milwaukee WI

-2013 Pfister Hotel Artist in Resident Class: Delafield Art Center, Delafield WI

-2013 Animal Medicine: Riverwest Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee WI

-2013 Indianan Green: Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan WI

-2013 TedX Harambee site specific installation: Milwaukee WI

-2013 Abstraction Methods and Materials: Racine Art Center, Racine WI

-2013 Pfsiter Hotel Artist in Resident Finalist Show: Gallery M, Milwaukee WI

-2012 12/12/12: RedLine, Milwaukee WI

-2012 Ghost Show Part III: Imagination Giants, Milwaukee WI

-2012 smPart Project: New York City, NY

-2012 King Leer: Boston and UWM special collections

-2012 Abstraction, The Language of Art: Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg WI

-2012 MIAD Juried Alumni Show: Art Mills Gallery, Grafton WI

-2012 Survey Wisconsin Art Now: The Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee WI

-2012 I Am A Painter: Effjay Projects, Sheboygan WI

-2011 Blazin Yule Sculpture Walk: The Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee WI

-2011 Ghost Show Part II: CENTER, Milwaukee WI

-2011 Drawing Connections: The Sienna Art Institute, Siena Italy

-2011 Annual Members show: Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee WI

-2011 Paper Nation: Effjay Projects, Sheboygan WI

-2011 Timeline: RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

-2010 Ghost Show: Small Space, Milwaukee WI

-2010 The Greatest Story Ever Sold: Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI

-2009 The Helmet Project: The Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee WI

-2008 Full of Grace: Room 3F, Milwaukee WI

-2007 Colorblind Quilt: Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago IL


-2010 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Artist Residencies:

-2015 Riverwest Artist Association, Milwaukee WI 

-2013 Bay View High School Artist in Resident, Milwaukee WI

-2010-2013 RedLine Milwaukee Artist in Resident, MIlwaukee WI

-2007 Around the Coyote Winter Artist in Resident, Chicago IL

Teaching and Work Experience:

-2017 to present, Program Director for Artists Working in Education Inc. 

-2015 Resident artist at Bay View High School for Arts@Large. I created a 150ft. mural with the students

-2014 to present, Lead Artist for Artist Working in Education. I create public art like murals and intersection paintings with students from the community.

-2012 to 2016, Art Director for Splash Studio: My duties include curating the space, hiring and training artists to teach Splash Painting Sessions, and managing commissioned paintings.

-2013 Artist assistant to Joseph Reeves for a public art installation for Insite.

-2012 Co-curator of 12/12/12: A twelve hour long performance art piece containing 12 different performances for 12 hours on 12/12/12 at RedLine. Over 400 people attended the event.

-2012 University of Milwaukee: Guest Lector for Art and Culture in America

-2011-2013 Milwaukee Art Museum, Art express Educator: I worked with teens to create a mural that was printed on a city bus.

-2011 Alverno College and RedLine collaboration: I taught Alverno college students printmaking at RedLine.

-2010 Artist Assistant to Fahimeh Vahdat for an installation at the Milwaukee Art Museum

-2010 Teaching Assistant and guest speaker at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

-2006 The Art Institute of Chicago: I was a children’s teacher and tour guide.