Nolita, New York
Described as "The Bad Boy of the Art World" by the Huffington Post, Brian Ermanski is an American artist (fine art, pop art, performance art) and actor. He attended Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and then New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where he majored in marketing, advertising, painting, philosophy, psychology, acting and the classics.
Ermanski was a participant of MTV Art Battles and painted a wall at MEGU Tribeca. Ermanski painted the backdrops for next's Autumn 2009 campaign with photographer Ben Watts and was photographed by The Selby for Hogan's "Young Achievers." He also painted room 506 at the Hotel des Arts in San Francisco, California and painted walls at the grand opening of “Good Units” in the Hudson Hotel for Interview Magazine’s 40th Anniversary Party. Ermanski most recently had a gallery show of his art at Duncan Quinn's boutique in Miami for ART BASEL 2011.
This maturing artists’ work lives in the private collections of Sean Avery, Jamison Ernest, Connie Filippello, James Gosling, Debbie Harry, Kathrine Narducci, Duncan Quinn, Terry Richardson, Juan Robles, Kelley Sane, Vito Schnabel, Nicole Trunfio, Allegra Versace, Linda Vojtova and Diane Warren. His work has been presented in The New York Times, L’Uomo Vogue, The Huffington Post, Interview Magazine, Crane.tv and Plum TV amongst others.
Ermanski is the subject of a short film titled "The Prince of Elizabeth Street" (2009) by award winning director Paul Stone, which documents a day in the life of an aspiring artist and premiered at the 14th annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival in July 2010.
WHAT WOULD THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE? ”The Prince Of Elizabeth Street”
WHAT CAN’T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT AND WHY? My boom box. Music makes me happy and helps me stay positive. The days I don’t carry it are not that fun.
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? Paris.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE PERSON TO SHOW YOU “THEIR NEW YORK CITY,” WHO WOULD IT BE? Bob Dylan.
WHAT OR WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU RECENTLY, AND WHY? Damien Hirst: The size of “Spot paintings” completely trumps my 72 piece ICE series. His show at the Gagosian Gallery the night there were 11 openings all over the world inspired me more than any woman I have ever met.