Part Artist Statement, part Artist Bio your "About" about page is an important part of your website or blog that lets people know who you are as an artist.
To be clear, here are some defining terms:
Artist Statement - Informs about your art and the current direction your art is taking. It's not about you as a person or your history or references. It's a dynamic, ever evolving couple of sentences that sum up your work in the here and now. Stay tuned to a more detailed post in the near future on how to write a winning artist statement.
Artist Bio - This is your art resume written in paragraph form. This contains your schooling, influences, your history, exhibitions, bodies of work, accolades, awards, commissions Etc. Stay tuned to a more detailed post in the near future on how to write a winning artist Bio.
About Page - Part Artist Statement, part Artist Bio, this is a page you create for your web site or blog that introduces you as an artist to your online audience.
To begin creating your "About" page let's start with your goal for having an about page and that goal is:
- · Educate them on your process
- · Spark their curiosity with a description
- · Tell them about unusual tools you use to create certain effects in your art
- · Talk about your dynamic use of color
View my entire "About" Page Here.
Before you begin your "About" page take the time to research the "About" pages of your favorite artist for inspiration! When you are finished stop by "The Smartest Artist Colloborative Group" on Facebook and share your "About" page and also a link to the about page of another artist that you loved!