Artist Statement

What is an artist statement?

An artist statement should be an honest, clear, and thoughtful exploration into your creative work and who you are as an artist. Artist Statements can include information on style, goals, personal motivation for creating art, and a description of an artist’s experience with his/her art form. An Artist Statement will help the reader understand an artist’s creative vision.

How should I prepare to write an artist statement?

Use the following questions to help inspire ideas for your artist statement.

  • Who are you as an artist?
  • What incites you to create?
  • How does it make you feel when you are involved in your creative work?
  • In what ways is creative expression a part of your life?

What kind of ideas are you expressing through your art?