Solo Exhibitions

2015 -- Social Butterflies, Gleichapel, Paris, France
2012 -- Of Lamb, Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Oregon
2011 -- The Making Of Lamb, Real Art Ways, Hartford
2011 -- Of Lamb, P.P.O.W. (project room), New York
2008 -- Freaked Out Monkeys in the Trees, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, and Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio
2007 -- Tiny Horses Say What, Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles (two-person show)
2006 -- Tiny Horses Say What, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago
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., New York
2003 -- Birds of North America ..., Sandroni Rey, Venice, California
2003 -- Birds of North America ..., Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts
2002 -- Birds of North America Misquote Hip-Hop and Sometimes Pause for Reflection, Debs and Co. (project room), New York

Group Exhibitions

-- We Got Spirit, Yes We Do: The Complete Works of the Lovey Town Archive, Unity Gallery, Fairfield, Iowa
-- Visual Aids Annual Postcards from the Edge Benefit (2003–17)
-- I Can't Spell Group without a You, Lovey Town
-- Tweet, Children's Museum of Arts, New York
-- Unhinged, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn
-- The Words and Pictures Show, Matthea Harvey & Amy Jean Porter, Flying Object, Hadley, Massachusetts (catalogue)
-- A Perfect Day, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
-- Out of Nature: An Exhibition of Alternatives, The Institute Library, New Haven (curated by Stephen Kobasa)
-- Wings: The Imagery of Flight, Seattle ArtResource
-- Washington Project for the Arts Auction Gala, Katzen Arts Center, American University
-- Seriously, Funny: Without Borders V, University of Maine, Orono
-- Lots of Things Like This, Apex Art, NY (catalogue; curated by Dave Eggers)
-- G-Salon, G-Module, Paris
-- Aqua Wynwood, Miami (Lisa Boyle Gallery)
-- Year_07 Art Projects, London (Lisa Boyle Gallery and G-Module)
-- A Drawing Show, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago
-- Millay Colony Artists, Columbia Council on the Arts Gallery, Hudson, New York
-- John/Jane Project, Artspace, New Haven, CT
-- Tiny Horses Say What, Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles
-- Why Look at Animals? Artspace, New Haven, CT (curated by Denise Markonish)
-- Beast, Finesilver Gallery, Houston
-- Small Stories: A Mini-Comics Reading Room, Memphis College of Art, Tennessee
-- 19th Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts
-- Aqua Art Miami (Lisa Boyle Gallery)
-- FIAC, Paris (G-Module)
-- Haskins Laboratories, Yale University (Artspace satellite show), New Haven, CT
-- The Obligation to Endure: Art and Ecology since "Silent Spring," New York Academy of Sciences (curated by Nick Debs)
-- Things Fall from the Sky, Evanston Art Center, IL (catalogue; curated by Ciara Ennis)
-- New Works on Paper, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago
-- Drawing II (Selected), G-Module, Paris, France
-- D. Dominick Lombardi and Amy Jean Porter, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago
-- Art Star/Sausage Factory, Debs and Co., New York
-- BirdSpace: A Post Audubon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (catalogue; curated by David Rubin; touring through 2006)
-- For the Birds, Artspace, New Haven, CT (catalogue)

-- The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes, 80+ drawings for the book edited by Natalie Eve Garrett (powerHouse Books, fall 2016)
-- When Up and Down Left Town, 24-hr collaboration with Matthea Harvey (Cabinet Books 2016)
-- Spider, Man, an arty comic (Hic & Hoc/Flying Object, 2013)
-- Of Lamb, a collaboration with the poet Matthea Harvey (McSweeney's Books, 2011)

Other Books / Anthologies
-- The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future (Feminist Press, 2015)
-- Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine (Cabinet Books, 2012)
-- Art of McSweeney's (Chronicle Books, 2010)
-- More Things Like This (Chronicle Books, 2009)
-- McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern; artist’s project, Tiny Horses Say What (Issue 25)
-- Greetings from the Ocean's Sweaty Face: 100 McSweeney's Postcards (Chronicle, 2009)

Other Published Work
-- The Awl; "Winter Is for House Mice" (January 3, 2018)
-- spiralbound/Medium; "A Toothpick at Every Meal" (December 13, 2017)
-- The Awl; "Fall Is for Squirrels" (October 25, 2017)
-- The Awl; "Summer Is for Herons" (August 23, 2017)
-- Lucky Peach; "Bananas" drawings and poems for issue 23 "The Suburbs"
-- Poetry Society of America; "Some Bunnies" (April 13, 2017)
-- The Awl; "Winter to Spring" (March 20, 2017)
-- The Awl; "Fall to Winter" (December 21, 2016)
-- The Awl; "We Have No Other Bananas" (November 22, 2016)
-- The Hairpin; "Summer to Fall" (September 22, 2016) 
-- The Hairpin; "Spring to Summer," (June 13, 2016)
-- The Awl; "Drawings in a Hurry" (monthly-ish series, 2009–12)
-- Lucky Peach; drawings for issue 6 "The Apocalypse"
-- Meatpaper; artist's sketchbook (issues 14, 17, 19)
-- Graze magazine; cover art for issue 2
-- How To Be: North Dakota; cover art for humor book by Abe Sauer (fall 2011)
-- Cabinet magazine; Bradwardine in Action (summer 2011)
-- Girl Crush Zine; Sacred Heart (summer 2011)
-- Capsule show; drawings for fashion men's/women's show
-- Opium; special project curated by Jesse Nathan (Issue 7)
-- Filter; cover images for hand-made literary journal by Jennifer Borges Foster
-- Jubilat; artist-poet collaboration, Bats of Nicaragua (Issue 14)
-- The Next American City; drawings for cover and inside (winter 2005)
-- Happy Pappy; artist’s project, published by Milch Gallery, London (December 2003)
-- Cabinet magazine; artist’s project, Birds of North America Misquote Hip-Hop and Sometimes Pause for Reflection (summer 2002)
-- Columbia (annual journal of art and literature); cover art (2002)

-- "'Male gaze macarons' feature in the Artists' and Writers' Cookbook," Anna Furman, The Guardian (Oct. 11, 2016)
-- "In the Studio with Amy Jean Porter," 20x200 (Feb. 7, 2015)
-- "Amy Jean Porter: All Species, All the Time," Carolyn Turgeon, Faerie magazine
-- "Words of a Feather," Barbara A. MacAdam, Artnews (January 2014)
-- "Marvelous Medicine: Books for Precocious Kids and Kid-Hearted Grownups," Dan Pinkerton, [PANK] magazine (Dec. 28, 2013)
-- "Critic's Pick," George Stolz, ARTnews (February 2013)
-- "The End of Summer, The Exit from Cat Town," Amy Shearn, (Sept. 17, 2012)
-- "Freaked Out Monkeys," TIJDSCHRIFT ei #7 (summer 2012)
-- "Calf-love Is Fanciful, Wistful," Samantha Zighelboim, THEThe Poetry (Jun. 14, 2012)
-- "Of Lamb," review by Mitchell McInnis, The Collagist (2012)
-- "Absent Things as if They Are Present: A History Of Literature Created By Erasure, Collage, Omission, And Wite-Out," Jeanne Vanasco, The Believer (Jan. 2012)
-- "Six Graphic Novels that Will Draw You In," Dan Kois, NPR (Dec. 21, 2011)
-- "The Best Books of 2011 You Haven't Read," Elissa Schappell, Vanity Fair (Dec. 13, 2011)
-- "11 Books You Will Fall in Love with Instantly," Leigh Newman and Abbe Wright, (Dec. 7, 2011)
-- "Mercurial Lamb: A Narrative of Collaborative Mutation," Eric Kim, West 10th (Oct. 23, 2011)
-- "The Making 'Of Lamb' at Real Art Ways," Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant (Oct. 13, 2011)
-- "The Magic of Amy Jean Porter," Derek Erdman, The Stranger (Oct. 18, 2011)
-- "Critics' Pick: Amy Jean Porter," Alpesh Kantilal Patel, (July 2011)
-- "Making 'Of Lamb,'" Thessaly La Force, The Paris Review Daily (Jul. 6, 2011)
-- "Of Lamb: A Children's Classic Retold for Contrarians," Kirstin Butler, Brain Pickings (Jul. 11, 2011)
-- "from the desk of ...," Kate Donnelly, (July 2011)
-- "Stranger Territories: Reinterpreting Mary's Lamb," Nozlee Samadzadeh, Artlog (Jun. 22, 2011)
-- "Interview, Matthea Harvey & Amy Jean Porter," Erik Bryan, The Morning News (Jun. 1, 2011)
-- "The Approval Matrix, Week of May 30," New York magazine (May 30, 2011)
-- "Lots of Things Like This," George Pendle, Frieze (Sept. 2008)
-- "Amy Jean Porter, Freaked Out Monkeys in the Trees," Alicia Eler, Time Out Chicago
(Jun. 12–18, 2008)
-- "Art for Healing, The Stunning Art Collection of the Dell Children's Medical Center," Rebecca S. Cohen, Austin Chronicle (Jan. 18, 2008)
-- "Basel's Orbit," Jen Graves, Art and Auction (Sept. 2007)
-- "A Drawing Show," Lauren Weinberg, Time Out Chicago (Aug. 16–22, 2007)
-- "Amy Jean Porter," Grace Bonney, design*sponge (
-- "All Species, All the Time," Graphic Design Bar (
-- "Beast, Houston," Christopher French, Art Papers (Jan.-Feb. 2007)
-- "Tiny Horses Say What," Flavorpill Chicago (; issue 87)
-- "Tiny Horses Say What," LeisureArts (
-- "Amy Jean Porter at Lisa Boyle Gallery," Bad at Sports (; episode 34)
-- "Report from Paris," Lucinda Masson, Art New England (Apr.-May 2006)
-- "In Brief: Amy Jean Porter," Stephen Sartarelli, Art on Paper (Jan–Feb 2006)
-- "Art Gone Avian," Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly (Feb. 9-15, 2006)
-- "Amy Jean Porter at G-Module," Chris Sharp, GoGo Paris (Dec. 2005)
-- "Expos, Galeries," Molly Mine, Paris Capitale (Sept.–Oct. 2005)
-- "Things Fall from the Sky," Kathryn Hixson, Time Out Chicago (Jun. 30–Jul. 7, 2005)
-- "All Is Not What It Seems," Claire Lieberman, d'Art International (winter 2005)
-- "For the Birds," Britt Brown, Flaunt magazine (winter 2004)

Teaching, Talks, Residencies, Awards
-- Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation ART Award (2016)
-- Connecticut Artist Fellowship (2015)
-- University of New Haven, CT; visiting lecturer (2012-13)
-- Umpqua Community College, OR; visiting artist (November 2012)
-- Artspace New Haven, CT; public school program (spring 2012)
-- Weir Farm NHS, Wilton, CT; artist residency (February 2007)
-- Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY; artist residency (May 2006)
-- New York Studio Program; visiting artist (April 2005)
-- Cleveland Institute of Art; visiting artist (January 2005)
-- Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; lecturer (2002–3)
-- Burren College of Art, Co. Clare, Ireland; lecturer (1999–2000)

Dell Children's Medical Center, Austin, TX
Deutsche Bank
Pierogi, Brooklyn; flat files (

MPhil Textual and Visual Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
BA Humanities, Yale University

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Thank you to the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Berkshire Community Foundation for their support.