I'm an artist, illustrator, naturalist of a kind, draw-er of things, based in Connecticut.

I’ve drawn more than 1,200 species of animals, from hundreds of birds misquoting hip-hop lyrics to the birds of North Africa speaking French and English, to the documentation of hedgehogs in unexpected circumstances. These large series of small drawings are a natural history experiment and homage to the life around us. They consider the ways in which language and architecture bridge human culture and the natural world. More recently, I’ve been interested in how nature and its patterns influence and intercept daily life. 

My drawings and installations have been shown in solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Paris, and featured in publications such as Cabinet, Flaunt, jubilat, Lucky Peach, McSweeney's, and The Awl. My illustrated books include The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes (powerHouse 2016) and Of Lamb (McSweeney's 2011).

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  Photo: Anne Sisco

Photo: Anne Sisco