Jessica L. Porter

Jessica L. Porter is the founder and director of Porter Contemporary, a Chelsea based contemporary art gallery representing emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. With a unique background in art history, languages and law, Porter also advises other businesses and individuals on growing their arts activities, art collections or simply providing the tools to learn more about art. She has launched various programs in the arts industry over the last six years including an arts rental program through Porter Contemporary and ArtToGift, an online arts program focused on offering affordable art. In addition and sometimes in combination with her work in the arts, Porter takes a strong initiative in being a mentor and leader to other women through her launch of Raandesk Women, her membership and committee leadership in ArtTable and her work with the Girl Scouts.