Creating Your Artist Profile
A curriculum vitae (CV) is a summary of yourself, your professional experience and works to date.It is important that when writing your CV, you don’t include unnecessary information. The points you write about should be clear and relevant. Headings are often used as a way to break down the components on your CV. For example:
Studies and Travel
Solo/ Groups Exhibitions
Awards and Grants
An artist statement is an introduction to your art; an exchange of information between you and the viewer without you being there. It explains the process behind making the artwork, what inspired you and the impact it has on you. Keeping it simple, it is important that you don’t confuse the viewer with big words. You have to remember that audiences of all ages could be viewing your work; therefore the wording should be kept simple and almost conversational.
Unlike an Artist Statement which describes your work and the ideas behind it, an Artist Bio is a paragraph about yourself. Written in third person, the short description briefly states your name and where you were born and the medium you practice in. Following that usually is any education or training received in the art field and any highlights of your career thus far. In summary, it is a short, condensed version of your CV.
These things should be updated regularly with any recent works, showings, or changes to your practice noted.