John Kollig received a B.A. in psychology, studied art in San Francisco at City College of San Francisco, Academy of Art and Atelier of Thomas Leighton. He returned to Kalamazoo and in 1996 earned his M.F.A. in Painting from Western Michigan University.
Kollig's exhibition record is impressive and highlighted by the following juried and invitational solo, and group exhibitions at national and international venues: LuminArte Gallery (Dallas, Texas), Morgan Art Conservatory (Cleveland, Ohio), Galerie Gora (Montréal, Canada), Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea (7th Edition) Invitational (Florence, Italy), Art Expo New York, Winn Devon Art Group (New York), Dieu Donne, Collaborations, Invitational (New York).
His contributions to the regional community have been substantial and include Harrell and Marvin Interiors (Kalamazoo), Resident Artist at Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Epic Center, Arts Council of Kalamazoo, Gallery 344 (Kalamazoo), Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kingscott Gallery (Kalamazoo), College for Creative Studies (Detroit), Button Gallery (Saugatuck, Mich.), Water Street Gallery (Douglas, Mich.), Nines Gallery (Holland, Mich.) and Carnegie Center for the Arts (Three Rivers, Mich.).
His work is represented in numerous collections including Wiser Financial Group (Kalamazoo), Van Andel Institute (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Stryker Corporation( Kalamazoo), Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo), Arcus Foundation (Kalamazoo) Global Concepts (Holland, Mich.), City of Kalamazoo, Pfeifer and Morgan & Stesiak (South Bend, Ind.) and G.V.B Interior Design (Boston).
John teaches part-time in the Frostic School of Art where he also served as academic advisor prior to retiring in 2011. He has an active studio practice in Park Trades Center in Downtown Kalamazoo.