Artist Statement

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Writing an artist statement can be one of the most challenging things an artist will have to prepare in their career, as it can be very hard to find the right words to describe your work. Your artist statement is meant to contextualize your art practice. This short paragraph (550-1000 words) should talk about your materials, methods, research and meaning of your work. You may think that your work says all it needs to say but you have to remember that potential galleries and clients may need more in order to understand your pieces.

Emily Carr Institute: Writing an Artist Statement (link .url)
This site offers questions like who is your audience? What is your purpose or motive? What is the historical, theoretical or critical influence?

How to Write and Use an Artist Statement (link .url)
This site has a interesting breakdown of what to ask yourself in order to form your artist statement.

Writing an Artist Statement (link .url)
This site has a short summary of what an artist statement is meant to do and some questions to ask yourself when trying to write your artist statement.


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