Writing An Artist Statement

Articles on writing your artist statement:

  1. How to analyze an artwork: a step-by-step guide
  2. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AN ARTIST STATEMENT IN 2020
  3. How to Write an Artist Statement
  4. Keeping An Artist Statement Short and Clear
  5. Writing Your Artist Statement, By Ariane Goodwin, Ed.D.
  6. Grant Space: The Foundation Center
  7. Hyperperallergic
  8. Fun Artist Statement Generator

Examples of Step-By-Step Tutorials:

  1. Ten steps to creating a poster illustration with Adobe Photoshop CS6
  2. Adobe Tutorials: Examples of Step-By-Step Tutorials
  3. Creative Bloq

MLA: Writing Guide

Writing Style Guides: List of additional styles

  • APA: – used in many of the social and behavioral sciences
  • MLA: – used in the humanities, language, and literature
  • Chicago/Turabian: – used in the fields of literature, history, and the arts
  • CSE: – used in the biological sciences
  • The Punctuation Guide

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

  • Writing a Reflective Essay, Artist Statement
  • A three paragraph artist statement / reflection essay may also include the following;
  • The – who – what – where – why – when – and how of your story  (a clear overview of your visual idea).
  • Describe what your images say about  your subject/object?
  • Why is the subject or content of your story important?
  • Discuss what inspired and motivated you before, during and in post-production.
  • Describe in detail the process of making your piece and why.
  • What do you want viewers to see and feel about your work?  Use the photographic compositional terms discussed in class to back up your decisions.
  • Reflect on the final output. Were you successful?
  • Site a specific image or images and describe the process and story behind them.
  • Don’t forget to include three research links. – if applicable.  (Wikipedia is not an acceptable research site.)
  • Your images MUST relate and/or reflect your summary/artist statement.

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