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Amy Jean Porter
updated: 03/27/2013
website: amyjeanporter.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Pipevine Swallowtail, from Butterfly Messages
Red Admiral (smh), from Butterfly Messages
Aphrodite fritillary, from Butterfly Messages
Of Lamb #30
Of Lamb #8
Of Lamb #77
Gibbon (Freaked Out Monkeys in the Trees)
Douc (Freaked Out Monkeys in the Trees)
Fredericksborg (Tiny Horses Say What)
Java (Tiny Horses Say What)
Accident (Birds of North Africa Speak French and English Both at Once)
Birds of North Africa Speak French and English Both at Once
Arctic Fox (North American Mammals Speak the Truth and Also Flatter You Unnecessarily)
North American Mammals Speak the Truth and Flatter You Unnecessarily
Birds of North America Misquote Hip Hop and Sometimes Pause for Reflection
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, text, nature, language, humor, illustration, obsessive, optical, repetition
 
 
Pipevine Swallowtail, from Butterfly Messages by Amy Jean Porter
Pipevine Swallowtail, from Butterfly Messages
gouache and ink on clayboard
2012
14 " x  11 " 
Red Admiral (smh), from Butterfly Messages by Amy Jean Porter
Red Admiral (smh), from Butterfly Messages
gouache and ink on clayboard
2012
20 " x  16 " 
Aphrodite fritillary, from Butterfly Messages by Amy Jean Porter
Aphrodite fritillary, from Butterfly Messages
gouache and ink on paper
2012
12 " x  16 " 
Of Lamb #30 by Amy Jean Porter
Of Lamb #30
Gouache and ink on paper
2008
10 " x  7 " 
Of Lamb #8 by Amy Jean Porter
Of Lamb #8
Gouache and ink on paper
2008
10" x  7" 
Of Lamb #77 by Amy Jean Porter
Of Lamb #77
Gouache and ink on paper
2008
10" x  7" 
Gibbon (Freaked Out Monkeys in the Trees) by Amy Jean Porter
Gibbon (Freaked Out Monkeys in the Trees)
Gouache and ink on paper
2008
16" x  12" 
Douc (Freaked Out Monkeys in the Trees) by Amy Jean Porter
Douc (Freaked Out Monkeys in the Trees)
Gouache and ink on paper
2008
14" x  8" 
Fredericksborg (Tiny Horses Say What) by Amy Jean Porter
Fredericksborg (Tiny Horses Say What)
Gouache and ink on paper
2006
8" x  10" 
Java (Tiny Horses Say What) by Amy Jean Porter
Java (Tiny Horses Say What)
Gouache and ink on paper
2006
8" x  10" 
Accident (Birds of North Africa Speak French and English Both at Once) by Amy Jean Porter
Accident (Birds of North Africa Speak French and English Both at Once)
Gouache and ink on paper
2005
5 1/2" x  6 1/2" 
Birds of North Africa Speak French and English Both at Once by Amy Jean Porter
Birds of North Africa Speak French and English Both at Once
Gouache and ink on paper
2005
Dimensions variable
Arctic Fox (North American Mammals Speak the Truth and Also Flatter You Unnecessarily) by Amy Jean Porter
Arctic Fox (North American Mammals Speak the Truth and Also Flatter You Unnecessarily)
Gouache and ink on paper
2003
7" x  10" 
North American Mammals Speak the Truth and Flatter You Unnecessarily by Amy Jean Porter
North American Mammals Speak the Truth and Flatter You Unnecessarily
Gouache and ink on paper
2003
Dimensions variable
Birds of North America Misquote Hip Hop and Sometimes Pause for Reflection by Amy Jean Porter
Birds of North America Misquote Hip Hop and Sometimes Pause for Reflection
Colored pencil and ink on paper
2002
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
I've drawn more than 1,200 species of animals for my ongoing project "All Species, All the Time."

Artist Bio / CV

Solo Exhibitions
2011 -- Of Lamb, P.P.O.W., New York
2008 -- Freaked Out Monkeys in the Trees, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, and Finesilver, San Antonio
2006 -- Tiny Horses Say What, Lisa Boyle Gallery
2005 -- Birds of North Africa Speak French and English Both at Once, G-Module, Paris
2003 -- North American Mammals Speak the Truth and Often Flatter You Unnecessarily, Debs and Co., NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 -- A Perfect Day, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
2008 -- Lots of Things Like This, Apex Art, NY
2007 -- A Drawing Show, Lisa Boyle Gallery
2007 -- Tiny Horses Say What, Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles
2007 -- Why Look at Animals? Artspace, New Haven
2006 -- Beast, Finesilver Gallery, Houston, Texas
2005 -- The Obligation to Endure: Art and Ecology since "Silent Spring," New York Academy of Sciences
2005 -- Things Fall from the Sky, Evanston Art Center
2004 -- BirdSpace: A Post Audubon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (catalogue; touring through 2006)
2004 -- For the Birds, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2003 -- Birds of North America. . ., Sandroni Rey, Venice, CA
2002 -- Birds of North America Misquote Hip-Hop and Sometimes Pause for Reflection, Debs and Co., NY

Selected Published Work
-- Of Lamb; book collaboration with the poet Matthea Harvey, McSweeney's, 2011
-- Meatpaper; artist sketchbook (issues 14, 17)
-- Drawings in a Hurry; TheAwl.com (ongoing)
-- Jubilat; artist-poet collaboration, Bats of Nicaragua (issue 14)
-- McSweeney's Quarterly Concern; artist's project, Tiny Horses Say What (issue 25)
-- Cabinet; artist's project, Birds of North America Misquote Hip Hop and Sometimes Pause for Reflection (summer 2002)

Education
2000 -- M.Phil. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
1997 -- B.A. Yale University