Amber Maykut's Profile
I am a Brooklyn-based taxidermy and entomology artist as well as a collector and vendor of taxidermy, oddities, antiques, and vintage items.
I honed my taxidermy skills while attending Anderson's Whitetail Taxidermy School in upstate New York, where I studied under Bill Anderson. Following this I found a mentor in John Youngaitis of Cypress Hills Taxidermy, in Queens, NY. I studied taxidermy diorama-making at the American Museum of Natural History in New York under senior preparator Tom Doncourt, and have gone on to work under him as a volunteer for special exhibitions. I've attended numerous taxidermy classes, lectures, and conventions all over the U.S., and have produced a sizable body of taxidermy work over the years. My work has been featured in The New York Times, VICE Magazine, The LA Times, TimeOut NY, New York Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Huffington Post, Gothamist, New York…
- Born on January 13
- Joined September 20, 2007