Wilson Jay Ong
Wilson grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and went to Brigham Young University, receiving a B.F.A in painting and drawing. He furthered his studies at the Art Students’ League in New York City, NY studying with nationally renowned figurative artists Ted Seth Jacobs and Harvey Dinnerstein.
He has sold his work professionally as an artist and illustrator since 1983. He has had exhibits and works shown at the Art Students’ League; O’Brien’s Art Emporium, Scotsdale, AZ; Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Cottage Gallery, Carmel, CA; Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Camden, ME; Westend Gallery, Corning, NY to name several.
In addition to his professional art, Wilson was a full-time art instructor and department chair for nine years at the Waterford School in Sandy, UT. His students garnered numerous national and in state awards during that time. When time alots Wilson teaches workshops for large to small groups.
He presently resides with his family in Corning, New York pursuing his art full time. He has illustrated four publications that are currently available on Amazon's web site. They can be viewed on his Illustrated Publications page.
His illustration work is represented by Shannon Associates, New York, NY.