Jami Porter Lara is a conceptual artist who is interested in the ways that humans use ideas about what is natural to naturalize human political constructs. Through a broad range of formal approaches such as sculpture, print-making and drawing as well as sewing and embroidery, Porter Lara explores how fictions of identity create lived reality.
Her work is in public and private collections across the US and Mexico, and has been featured in Art 21 Magazine, American Craft, Hyperallergic, and on PBS. In 2017, Artsy named her one of the artists shaping the future of ceramics. Exhibitions include the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, NM; and Craft Contemporary in Los Angeles, CA. Fellowships include MacDowell, Yaddo and the Tamarind Institute. She is represented by Gerald Peters in Santa Fe and Simon Breitbard in San Francisco.