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Scene 360 Magazine : Top 10 Reader Submissions of the Year - 2015

RAW Arts: Brooklyn Visual Artist of the Year - 2013



Shoutout Miami - 2023

Infected By Art: Volume 10 2022


Noema Magazine - 2021


Scene 360 Magazine - 2016

Infected By Art: Volume 4 - 2016

Hyperallergic Magazine - 2015


Scene 360 Magazine - 2015



Select Shows:

2023 - Solo show at Valley Spirit - Beacon, NY

2023 - Beacon Open Studios group show - Beacon, NY

2023 - Wappingers Rises Street Flag Project - Wappingers, NY

2022 - Solo show at Industrial Arts Brewing - Garnerville, NY

2022 - Beacon Open Studios group show - Beacon, NY

2021 - group show at BAU Gallery - Beacon, NY

2020 - Open Studios Group Show at Hudson Beach Glass - Beacon, NY

2019 - Illuxcon Artist Showcase - Reading, PA 

2019 - Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition/ Chashama Gallery pop up show - Brooklyn, NY 

2019 - Untitled group show at Greenpoint Gallery - Brooklyn, NY



Hi, and welcome! Have we met? I'm Chris Ams.


I'm a Fine Artist, Illustrator, Singer-songwriter, Creativity Coach, Educator, and native of Michigan, currently based in Beacon, NY.

My awe of the natural world and the celebration of the creative spirit are the embers that ignite and inspire me the most. I love to cross boundaries and genres through the use of both traditional and digital techniques. 

I am also the owner and founder of Paper Bread Studio, an illustration company focused on work I have done within the realms of Storyboarding, Animatics, and art that leans stylistically toward the YA/ Kids and Animation markets.

As a creativity coach and educator, my passion is for cultivating encouraging environments that promote inclusive artistic growth, empowerment and nourishment. My teaching philosophy is anchored in my deep belief in the healing, transformational power of art, the importance of listening, and my own personal goals to be a lifelong creator and learner. 

I have taught classes and coached private students at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as well as virtual, online sessions with the New York Public Library. In addition to my teaching, I have also worked as assistant painter for world-renowned Pop Artist, Ron English.


With years of experience teaching and mentoring students of all ages and skill levels both in person and online across the globe, I hold a steadfast commitment to fostering proactive environments that spotlight the exploration of diverse styles and techniques.

Regardless of the medium used, I always feel the most at home when I'm exploring, making things, empowering others through creativity, and breathing life into ideas in ways that excite and inspire.

Oh - and if you'd like, you can check out my music HERE.


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