LRC Tip of the Week: ARTIST STATEMENT TIPS

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When writing an artist statement, do not lose sight of the fact that your work is primary. The words are secondary, meant only to support what you do.

Keep your statement in the first person and strive to make it sincere. To this end, avoid unnecessary artspeak. Discuss your work in accessible terms.

A good rule of thumb: think of the least artistically minded person you know, perhaps a very conservative grandparent, and be sure they, too would understand what you are saying.

Write carefully, considering your words. When you have them down, step away and come back to them later with fresh eyes. If possible, have a friend or peer tutor read your statement and offer feedback.

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Contact Name * Cathryn Wilson