William Eric (Indursky) [alter ego, Jon X NY] [b.1969] : Tear me down (flag), 2019.

$3,200

William Eric (Indursky) [alter ego, Jon X NY (pronounced Jonny X)] [b.1969]
United States
Tear me down, 2019
Strathmore archival 4-ply bristol vellum paper, Liquitex spray paint & Krylon clear varnish
30 x 40 inches
Signed : ‘Jon X NY’.

William Eric (Indursky) [alter ego, Jon X NY (pronounced Jonny X)] [b.1969]
United States
Tear me down (flag), 2019
Strathmore archival 4-ply bristol vellum paper, Liquitex spray paint & Krylon clear varnish
30 x 40 inches
Signed : ‘Jon X NY’.

 

William Eric (Indursky) [alter ego, Jon X NY (pronounced Jonny X)] (b.1969)

William Eric (Indursky) [alter ego, Jon X NY (pronounced Jonny X)] [b.1969] was raised in suburban New Jersey where he would make yearly holy pilgrimages with his mother to the fine and modern museums of art in New York City. Perhaps it was missing school for the event or even remembering a favorite childhood book, From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg, a story of New Jersey children who ran away to hide and live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, that made him long to be an artist.

Being of a practical sort, William chose to pursue college degrees in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, OH and only minor in Fine Art, ceramics. Moving back to New York, William worked in fashion, architecture, home decor, graphic design and interactive design while continually producing art.

In New York, he studied under famed portrait artist Nelson Shanks at the Art Students’ League of New York, NY, spent two and a half years studying with the original drawing teacher of the Florence Academy, Andrea J. Smith at the Harlem Studio (now defunct) and worked alongside friend and top portrait artist Brandon Soloff.

Struggling to bring together his equal loves of Classical painting and Contemporary art, William produced Classical work under William Eric (Indursky) and Pop Art under his alter ego Jon X NY. At the tender age of 50 the artist finally connected his two disparate worlds, producing work that has Classical roots with a decidedly modern, Pop Conceptual and Street Art approach.

William produces art that explore themes of innocence, beauty, the classic form and what it means to live today through painting and sculpture, often mixing both media.

William’s paintings are in many private collections and galleries nationwide. He is a member of the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Miniature Arts Society of New Jersey, Colts Neck, NJ, Cider Painters of America, Dallas, PA, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), New York, NY and several others.

For the past 25 years, William Eric lives and works from a small studio in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art remains to this day his favorite museum.

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William “Bill” Eric (Indursky) (b.1969) AKA JOHN X NY
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Education
2014-2008 Brandon Soloff Studio, NY, NY share studio with the artist
2005-2008 The Harlem Studio School, NY, NY under Andrea J. Smith
2005-2005 Nelson Shanks, Art Students League, NY
1993-2005 Self Study
1987-1993 Bachelor & masters in Architecture, University of Cincinnati, OH
1990-1991 Polytechnic of Milano, Milan, ITALY, year program to study product, furniture and design

Awards & Grants
2004 Judges Award for Best Showing by a New Member “Newbie Award”
21st International Exhibit of Miniature Painting
Shavertown, PA

Gallery Representation
2019 David Smernoff, New Haven, CT ;
2008-2010 Robert Fontaine Gallery, Naples, FL [now moved to Miami, FL]
1991-1992 Fabulosa Linea, Club clothing line for store in Rockridge, CA (outside of Berkeley, CA) run by former Patricia Fields assistant

Solo Exhibitions
2018-2019 Holiday window display
DaVinci Artist Supply
New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
2005 Snap To Grid
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
Los Angeles, CA

2004 National Small Works Painting Show
New York, NY
Official Entry

2004 21st International Exhibit of Miniature Painting
The Great States – Miniature Paintings (1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″)
The Waterlily Gallery
Shavertown, PA
Judges Award for Best Showing by a New Member “Newbie Award”

2004 Miniature Arts Society Of New Jersey Inaugural Exhibition
Miniature Paintings (1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″)
The Windsor Gallery
Colts Neck, NJ

2004 Current Paintings
Boys for Sale
Erotic Male Art Gallery
Syracuse, NY

2004 Snap To Grid
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
Los Angeles, CA

Private Collections – USA
B. Luke Phoenix, AZ
R. Hedrick Laguna Beach, CA
K. Hagberg Los Angeles, CA
G. Hayes Los Angeles, CA
D. MacFarland San Francisco, CA
L. Imatani San Jose, CA
Y. Zeng Sunnyvale, CA
B. Brown Cromwell, CT
J. Masten Chicago, IL
D. Long Fort Wayne, IN
J. Stevens Lawrence, KS
K. Sterk Wichita, KS
J. Curry Greenville, KY
J. Libitz-Flynn Cambridge, MA
A. Stavrolakis Quincy, MA
M. Reynolds Durham, NC
A. Alvarez Brooklyn, NY
C. Chapa Brooklyn, NY
A. Ilic Brooklyn, NY
M. Capra New York, NY
A. Clarke Staten Island, NY
J. Verrill Syracuse, NY
J. Loveland Cranston, RI
M. Cochran Brentwood , TN
C. Black Seattle, WA

Private Collections – Europe
B. Kopp Essex, England
D. McLaughlin London, England

Published
American Art Review, Leawood, KS, February 2019, “Emil Carlsen’s quiet harmonies”, by William Eric Indursky, page 46-53.
Emil Carlsen’s quiet harmonies
by Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT, 2018, essay by William Eric Indursky, William H Gerdts, Robyn G. Peterson, 2018, page 20-35.
Fine Art Connoisseur, Boca Raton, FL, January 2018, “Emil Carlsen conscious painting”, page 107.
Emil Carlsen : conscious painting
, written by William Eric Indursky and published by the Emil Carlsen Archives, New York, NY, 2017
Quiet magic : the still-life paintings of Emil Carlsen by Ulrich W. Hiesinger and Vance Jordan Fine Art Inc, reprinted by William Eric Indursky & Classical Realist Org, 2007.

Professional Organizations
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, lay member (2018-today)
Miniature Arts Society of New Jersey, Colts Neck, NJ (2004-today)
Cider Painters of America (Miniatures Society) (2004-today)
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), New York, NY (2017-2018)
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, member (2017-2018)