Don’t write your artist statement for someone else. Do it for yourself.
Don’t write your artist statement because you have to. Do it because you will grow and learn.
Don’t write your artist statement and then forget about it. Do it so that you fully embrace the words.
Jill Saur, Autumn Promise. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches. ©The Artist
Your self-promotion efforts get much easier once you have the right words to define your art. Here are six ways you can use a good artist statement.
1. Print your statement off in a large font, and turn it into a label for your exhibition.
2. Use it as the basis for text in a grant application.
3. Separate each sentence and expand on it in a blog post.
4. Print your statement on a brochure or in