ACGA ARTIST OF THE MONTH –
JOSEPH KOWALCZYK (Ko-väl-chick)
Joseph is an award winning sculptor and painter who has been creating art in the California Bay Area since 2003.
Joseph’s sculpture often explores representations of protection, strength, and integrity as it questions the legitimacy of such virtues. These virtues are often at war with dualities that spring from the darker side of the subconscious such as fear, defeat, and anger; often referred to as the “human shadow.” Joseph’s work attempts to highlight these aspects of the human shadow, as it puts them into the physical world. It gives them a face and a set of eyes, so we can confront them and understand them better.
Along with his own studio work, Joseph manages his own kiln repair business. Joseph and his wife Emily also co-manage FM Oakland; a gallery & community of artist studios within the Oakland Art Murmur district.
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