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Writing the Artist Statement Guide and Worksheet

Digital Asset Published 9/10/14 Last updated on 5/16/18

Crafting an artist statement, as part of exhibition and outreach efforts, culminates young people’s creative journey and furthers their development as artists. This guide and worksheet offers tips and help for developing artist statements.

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Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/22/18 2:14:01 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

Larissa Warren

Posted on 5/9/16 11:55:43 PM Permalink

Just what I was looking for, thank you.

Valerie Agramonte

Posted on 12/7/14 3:59:09 AM Permalink

This resource will help students focus on the meaning behind their art.

Agrebi Amin

Posted on 12/6/14 11:32:44 AM Permalink

Thanks, very helpful

Gail Holinka

Posted on 12/1/14 5:04:50 AM Permalink

A great resource, I feel artist statements are very important as it encourages students to dig deeper into the "how and why" they create as young artists. It also gives them a purpose to create with intent, for audience to preview their art and the statement as well.

Gail Holinka

Posted on 12/1/14 5:03:11 AM Permalink

A great resource, I feel artist statements are very important as it encourages students to dig deeper into the "how and why" they create as young artists. It also gives them a purpose to create with intent, for audience to preview their art and the statement as well.

Moza Al-Muqbali

Posted on 11/22/14 2:13:03 PM Permalink

Great and helpful resource

Aya Mizukoshi

Posted on 11/16/14 2:22:42 AM Permalink

The process of visualizing an image is a very important thing , because an image has very many ambiguous portions.

In the process to visualize, an ambiguous portion becomes clear and becomes clearer.


Ana Milena Gavassa

Posted on 11/15/14 1:37:41 PM Permalink

Thank you very helpful!

Jessica Gauci

Posted on 11/15/14 12:12:04 PM Permalink

This is very helpful. Thank you!

Mauricio Figueroa

Posted on 11/12/14 3:38:13 PM Permalink

wow it is another very good guide. Wonder if it is possible to have some printed guides from you? that would be handy stuff to have in hand. thank you very much

NATE CLEMENTE

Posted on 11/6/14 8:08:51 PM Permalink

A crucial and often overlooked part of the process. Thanks!

uma ravi

Posted on 11/6/14 10:25:56 AM Permalink

A very useful resource with helpful questionnaire.Thanks for sharing.

Ana Bettencourt

Posted on 11/6/14 4:47:00 AM Permalink

Very good resource. Many of these prompts can be used before ideation.

Megha Arora

Posted on 11/5/14 7:25:06 AM Permalink

Great resource.

Bhuvana Sriram

Posted on 10/29/14 4:10:49 PM Permalink

Very useful resource with good questionnaire to know more about the film!

Karen Waller

Posted on 10/28/14 6:30:10 PM Permalink

The best explanation of an artist's statement I have ever seen. Great questions for young artists/filmmakers to get going with one.

Siobhán Murphy

Posted on 10/28/14 6:14:18 PM Permalink

Very useful. Thank you.

Konstantin Köhler

Posted on 10/28/14 4:10:09 PM Permalink

Great guide for helping youth to come up with a good artist statement. Writing about themselves could otherwise be very hard because they know not where to start.

Amruta K

Posted on 10/28/14 7:56:05 AM Permalink

Nice Guide!

Valery Keibler

Posted on 10/27/14 2:10:55 AM Permalink

Students have a hard time writing about themselves, this guide is helpful to get their focus to addressing questions as opposed to critically looking at themselves. Good resource.

Alisha Crawford

Posted on 10/26/14 6:05:42 PM Permalink

There have been times I've viewed art work and if it were not for the background information I would not have "gotten" what the artist meant their work to express. The artist statement is a good starting point and I definitely plan to use the artist statement tips.

Stella Maris Berdaxagar

Posted on 10/26/14 3:49:28 PM Permalink

Good guide! I personally think that sometimes ways to see the world and express them do not come of age though they may improve or develop.

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