Formula for a 3-Paragraph Artist Bio

Stuck on writing your artist biography or About page for your blog? After deciding whether to use 1st or 3rd person, follow this simple formula to get started.

Heike Seefeldt

©2008 Heike Seefeldt, Hope 1. Acrylic and scenic paint on canvas, 36 x 36 inches.

1st paragraph

1-2 terrific sentences from your artist statement or summarizing your statement.

2nd paragraph

Your proudest accomplishments in sentence form–not bullets–3-4 sentences max.

She has shown her work . . .
She is represented by . . .
Her work can be seen in the collections of . . .
She has received [grants, awards] . . .

3rd paragraph

Two sentences: Your education and geographical location (or history of where you’ve lived).

I received my BFA from . . .
I was born in . . . have lived in . . . and currently reside in . . .

This is just a formula. It’s up to you to be more creative with it.

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