Writing An Artist Statement

Articles on writing your artist statement:

  1. College Samples How to Write an Artistic Statement NC School of the Arts
  2. How to analyze an artwork: a step-by-step guide
  4. How to Write an Artist Statement
  5. Keeping An Artist Statement Short and Clear
  6. Writing Your Artist Statement, By Ariane Goodwin, Ed.D.
  7. Grant Space: The Foundation Center
  8. Hyperperallergic
  9. 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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