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Jonathon Nix
Boston, MA

About the Artist

Jonathon Nix believes that visual art must speak for itself, but there are two quotations that help him to express what it is he strives for in his work:

“I want to see with my whole being. Williams Blake called it seeing through the eye rather than with the eye: instead of superimposing my own expectations on a subject, I seek what the form will reveal of essence, what the visible will tell me of the invisible. It is an effort that requires intense, prayerful attention, but if the seeing is honest and the hand is well trained, a revelation will emerge. The reward is bliss.”
-Polly Tha…

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About the Artist

Jonathon Nix believes that visual art must speak for itself, but there are two quotations that help him to express what it is he strives for in his work:

“I want to see with my whole being. Williams Blake called it seeing through the eye rather than with the eye: instead of superimposing my own expectations on a subject, I seek what the form will reveal of essence, what the visible will tell me of the invisible. It is an effort that requires intense, prayerful attention, but if the seeing is honest and the hand is well trained, a revelation will emerge. The reward is bliss.”
-Polly Thayer, Boston artist

“The art of the past tried to give us something like … a look into the depths of the human other. Videos of passersby aren’t the same. Nor are obscene urns or dead sharks or anything, really, that’s wry or detached or ironic, that’s meant to shock or provoke.”
-Michael Cunnihgham, “By Nightfall”

Artist’s Work

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Figure Study 10

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Figure Study 9

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Selected Exhibitions

  • Fuse Muse at Hallswall Waltham Annex
    Waltham, MA, 2012
  • Solo exhibition at 429 Gallery
    Pittsfield, MA, 2008
  • Group exhibition at Erlich Gallery
    Marblehead, MA, 2007
  • Solo exhibition at the Loo Gallery
    Becket, MA, 2007
  • Solo exibition at BAAK Gallery
    Cambridge, MA, 2006

Press and Accolades

  • Federal Design Achievement Award from National Endownment of the Arts
  • Benjamin Franklin Award from the Printing Industries of America
  • Award of Excellence from the American Federation of the Arts