Are you confused about the difference between your artist biography and artist statement? I’m here to help! See if these explanations give you a better picture of these two documents. I’ve thrown in your About page for free.
The About page is sometimes the only page with a lot of text on an artist’s site so it becomes a candidate for including the name and description of the artist’s work, making 3rd person a choice, sort of by default. Guest author Patricia J. Velte shares a compromise for using 3rd person text (which Google likes) along with the more informal 1st person.
While biographies are stiff and formal, your About page is informal. It’s injected with your personality! You can turn any fact into a more interesting story with just a little creativity (and I know you’re creative!).
Artists need biographies for grant applications, websites, and more. If you’re confused about how to write your biography–or the different tones it might take–read this week’s newsletter. I give you an easy 3-part approach to writing a bio.
How does age affect your art career opportunities? Chime in on this week’s Deep Thought.
What do you do with a 14-year gap in your artist resume?