ARTIST STATEMENTS

Artists need to be able to articulate in writing about their work. Artist statements help to contextualize your work and process, and provide an opportunity to share insights about your work to your audience. Aim to situate your work in personal, artistic, cultural, political, social or academic contexts. Avoid jargon. Strive for clarity and originality. Write your artist statement in the third person. Remember, writing is different than talking and you need to adjust how you express yourself accordingly.

Artist statements will be printed and prepared like a label, with a clean and professional look. Aim for one-half to one full page at the most for the statement that will be on the wall. Be sure to proofread and ask others to read and provide feedback. 

 

See these links for some basic guidance on how to write your statement: