Since graduating with his MFA from Illinois State University in 2011, Kowalczyk has maintained an active studio practice from his home in Minonk, Illinois. For the past 7 years, Kowalczyk has participated in a steady stream of juried, group, invitational, and solo exhibitions. He has received several awards including the Presidential Scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Merwin Medal: McLean County 82nd Annual Amateur Show, and Best of Show: Water Street Studios Anniversary Show. Kowalczyk’s work is in private collections, University collections, and in a recent American Craft Magazine article. Kowalczyk is the adjunct instructor of Ceramics at Illinois Central in East Peoria, IL.