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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 there - Welcome to Paper Bread Studio!

My name is Chris Ams.

As a kid, I fell in love with children's literature and picture books. When I wasn't outside getting messy in the dirt, you would have likely found me hiding away in my room for hours on end drawing fantastical nature-filled worlds inhabited by characters, and creatures, and witches, and wizards. I may not be a kid anymore, but my playful imagination hasn't changed one bit.


As the founder of Paper Bread Studio, I specialize in illustrations for young adult and kids books, magazines, educational products, and visual development for animation, but my awe of the natural world and the celebration of the creative spirit are the embers that ignite and inspire me the most. I always feel the most at home when I'm exploring, making things, and breathing life into ideas in ways that excite and inspire my clients and their fans.

I'm a native of Michigan, but I currently reside in Beacon, NY with my husband and 7 year old shepherd/ lab rescue dog, Cosmo.

Check out my Fine Art portfolio site:

What can we make together?


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