Group Shows and Permanent Exhibitions

J. J. Porret is a dedicated, lifelong bronze sculpture artist who practices the lost wax method. Whereas other methods such as welding and carving begin with bronze blocks or pieces, Porret starts with nothing to create his bronze sculptures. His modern sculptures have been displayed:


1979 Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, Ill.
1980 to 1987 Corporate Art Source, Chicago, Ill
1983 to 1987 Chicago Art Institute, Art Rental and Sales Gallery
1983-1984 Valleau Fine Art, Grand Rapids, MI
1984 to 1995 Benjamin Beattie Gallery, Chicago, Ill
1984 to 1986 Lighthouse Row Gallery, South Haven, MI
1985 Gallery Numaga, Auvernier, Switzerland
1986 to 1988 Nan Miller Gallery, Rochester, NY
1986 to present Gallery 454, Grosse Pointe, MI
1987 White Pine Gallery, Chicago, Ill
1988 Water Street Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
1988 White Pine Gallery, Maui, Hawaii
1989 to 2004 Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, MI
1989 to 1995 Gallery 454, Birmingham, MI
1994 R.A. Gallery, Chicago, Ill
2000 & 2001 Art’s Round Town, Saugatuck, MI
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Chicago Design Show
2001-2002 RA gallery, Detroit MI
2005 to present DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL
2006 to 2009 Nussbaumer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008 to 2014 ARTBOX Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2011 Artopolis, Chicago
2011 to present: Artful Sol, Vail Colorado
2011, 2013 Willis Tower, Chicago
2012 AMA Building, Chicago
2013 St Antonio, TX –Art in the garden – Blue Star center
2013 Art in the park, Chicago, CSI symposium
2013 to present: The Peninsula, Chicago
2014-2015: Art Design Consultant, Cincinnati, OH
2015-2016: Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton, Il
2016: New-York Art Expo, Art Tour International
2016: New-York Art Expo, Blink/ADC gallery
2016: Artblend Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, FL

Solo Shows

In addition to his prolific exhibition history, Porret's  endeavors  as  a modern, bronze sculpture artist  have earned him continuous shows that span decades. This is reflected by his many one-man shows where admirers come to see his work as a bronze sculpture artist. His shows include:


1985, 86, 87, 89 Benjamin Beattie Gallery, Chicago, Ill
1986 Gallery Numaga, Auvernier, Switzerland
1987, 89, 91, 93, 98 Gallery 454, Grosse Pointe, MI
1988 Corporate Art Source, Chicago, IL
1991 & 1992 Gallery 454, Birmingham, MI
1993 Balzekas Museum, Chicago, IL
1999 Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck MI
2009 Artbox, Indianapolis, Disintegration Jason Myers and Jean J Porret
2010 Artbox, Indianapolis, Sculpture and work on paper




International Sculpture Center
Chicago Sculpture International
Chicago Art Club