Books and Catalogues
  GREEN ACRES: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses & Abandoned Lots, by Sue Spaid
pub. by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
--"Empower Farms," pp. 135-7.
  100 ARTISTS OF WASHINGTON, D.C., by F. Lennox Campello
pub. by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  HUNGER, PHILADELPHIA exhibition catalog
pub. by The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
--With essay “Let Them Eat Clay” (about the work of J.J. McCracken), by John Perreault; pp. 4-15
--To order complete catalog, contact The Clay Studio at 215.925.3453 or
--To read the essay, "Hunger," by J.J. McCracken, click book icon at left
Articles and Reviews
  "Performance Art"
The Arlington Connection
June 12-18, 2013
  "Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses & Abandoned Lots--Cincinnati," by Jennie Klein
Art Papers
March/April 2013, p. 53
  "(e)merge: Performance Art," by Eames Armstrong
Performa Magazine
October 16, 2012
  "J.J. McCracken: Thirst," by Danielle O'Steen
Art Papers
May/June 2012, pp. 40-1
  "'Thirst' Comes to Brentwood Gallery," by Wanda Jackson
The Sentinel
January 26, 2012
  "Letter from Washington, DC," by F. Lennox Campello
American Contemporary Art Magazine
March 2011, pp. 28-9
  "Hunger Project: Philadelphia"
YoYoMagazine, Issue 1: AT ZERO; pp. 12-15
Winter 2011
  "J.J. McCracken, taking the long view with ceramics," by Kriston Capps
The Washington Post, Style section, p. C2
Monday, January 31, 2011
  "Teach Them to Fish," by J.J. McCracken
The Studio Potter, Vol. 39, No. 1
Winter/Spring 2010-2011
--click on "downloads" at bottom of main nav bar (far left) to access PDF of article
  "Art Installation Features Hope Garden at Stenton Farm," by Rachel Milenbach
The Shuttle, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 1-2
February 2010
  "J.J. McCracken: Living Sculpture," by R. Stevie Jones
Ceramics: Art & Perception, No. 75, pp. 62-8
March-June 2009
  “J.J. McCracken: Living Sculpture,” by Kriston Capps
Art Voices, Issue 8, p. 42
October 2008
  "Jenna McCracken, Living Sculpture"
Grammar.Police (online:
August 29, 2008
  "The Malleable Present: J.J. McCracken," by Chris Combs
The Washington Post Express
August 28, 2008
  “Red Dirt Studio,” by Margaret Boozer
The Studio Potter, Volume 36, Number 1, pp. 24-30
Winter 2007-2008
  “There’s A Party Over Here?” by Kriston Capps
The Washington City Paper, Galleries in Review 2007, p. 48
December 28, 2007
  "Specimen," by Jeffry Cudlin
The Washington City Paper, p. 49
March 23, 2007
  “Stasis,” by Kriston Capps
The Washington City Paper, Volume 27, Number 6
February 2007
  “White Meat Only, Please,” by Nina Beckhardt
The Hatchet (The George Washington University newspaper)
February 15, 2007
  "Chris Williams, J.J. McCracken at Meat Market Gallery; Part II, Stasis, by J.J. McCracken," by Brian Barr
ARTifice: Fear and Loathing in DC
February 12, 2007
  "Working in a Clay Mine"
Grammar.Police (online:
February 9, 2007
  “New Sensations,” by Michael O’Sullivan
The Washington Post Weekend, On Exhibit, p. 31
August 19, 2005
  "Ways of the Artist," by Shelley Widhalm
The Washington Times, p. B1, B4
May 12, 2005
Selected Website Listings
  "Pay Attention to These Artists at SuperNOVA," by Kriston Capps
Washington City Paper: June 7, 2013.
  "Gallery Opening of the Week: 'J.J. McCracken: A Recursive Lens,'" by Michael O'Sullivan
The Washington Post, Going Out Guide: Thursday, June 6, 2013.
(also online June 7 at:,1257050/critic-review.html)
  "J.J. McCracken 'The Huntress' at (e)merge Art Fair," by Eames Armstrong.
D.C. Performance Art: October, 2012 (scroll down to post).
(click here for text only; to read with images, enter this url instead and scroll down to post:
  "J.J. McCracken's performance art tends to cause visceral reactions," by Philippa Hughes.
The Pinkline Project: October 3, 2012.
  Eames Armstrong on Smithsonian performance: The Archaeologist (The Steward), and Wonder and Study.
Performed at the Freer/Sackler Galleries for the Smithsonian's Contemporary Voices series on Sunday, September 30, 2012.
  "Best of D.C. 2012: Food Fight," by Kriston Capps. Washington City Paper: 2012.
  "J.J. McCracken: ‘Thirst'," by Jess Oros.
East City Art: January 20, 2012.
  “The Old Power Plant: 35 Years of Ceramics at William & Mary,” by Leslie McCullough.
William & Mary Art & Art History News: May 11, 2011. (online:
  "Art Scouts form groups at Arlington Arts Center," by Douglas Galbi.
Ode Street Tribune: Saturday, June 19, 2010.
(review and video from Art Scouts exhibition, online at:
  "Geophagy in Philadelphia," by John Perreault.
Artopia: April 12,2010.
  "It's Alive," by Stephanie Merry.
Washington Post Online-Going Out Gurus: August 22, 2008.
  “and I’ll see you a baby of drying clay, so don’t you cry,”
“Living Sculpture Installation: Dress Rehearsal 1,”
“Living Sculpture Installation: Color 1,” and
“Living Sculpture Performances Day 1.”
Popcorn: August 9-22, 2008.
(documenting exhibition installation for LIVING SCULPTURE, online:
  "AOM Visit One" and "Artomatic 2008," plus reader comments.
Daily Campello Art News: Thursday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 28, 2008.