Jessica L. Porter joined ArtTable in July 2018 as the executive director after a 4 year term on the Board of Directors and 8 years of membership. Prior to this role she was the executive director of New York Artists Equity Association, Inc (NYAEA) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1947 by artists and art patrons with the mission to promote opportunities for artists. It operates Equity Gallery, an art space located on the Lower East Side of New York City.
Since 2001, Porter also maintained Porter Advisory, working with organizations and other galleries as an independent curator, creating exhibitions in alternative spaces and exposing emerging artists to unique opportunities. From 2006 to 2017, Porter founded and directed Porter Contemporary, a Chelsea art gallery, where she was responsible for the overall strategy, business development and market growth, marketing and communications as well as talent acquisition and development of the gallery.