Your artist statement is the first thing people will read about you. It’s often seen before someone sees your work or reads your Resume/CV. It’s the chance to make your first impression by quickly telling your story along with some basic information that will hook the reader into learning more about you. Your artist statement can determine whether a prospective employer will bring you in for an interview, consider your grant proposal, or hire you for a photoshoot.
Throughout your career, a variety of people will come across your artist statement. Among these readers, there will likely be some key decision-makers including curators, gallerists, employers, artist residency panels, art collectors, and others. When you’re not present to talk about yourself and work in person, your artist statement is your spokesperson, and you want your voice to be heard.
Your Artist Statement can be found in the Summary Section at the top of your Resume/CV page. Click the pencil icon to enter edit mode.
Along with your Artist Statement, you can add links to your personal website, list your top skills, add links to your social media profiles, add a video that represents you or your work, and more.