Bio, Statement & CV
•Write in 3rd person
•Begin with full name followed by pronoun or last name
•Often printed/displayed by galleries or submitted for publication
•I often add a photograph & my website address
•Even though you are writing about yourself, write in your own voice…the writing should not feel forced or uncomfortable
*A mini biography of 50-100 words is often requested by magazines/publishers
There are two types of Artist’s Statements:
•Written in 1st person
•Overview of you & your work
•May include background, inspiration, tools, materials
•Often used when submitting to juried/group exhibitions
•FREEFALL WRITING: Coined by Canadian author W.O. Mitchell…write naturally without stopping, then edit for grammar & punctuation
•Relates to a specific body of work
•Inspiration is an important part of this statement
•Sit down and write free-hand
•Jot down notes while you work
•Have family members & friends read your statement for understanding, clarity & errors
•When submitting for exhibit, you will typically submit a 1-2 page CV though I do include everything I’ve taken part in as an artist on my online CV (www.veronicafunk.com).
•I also include a short bio at the top of my CV (not required).
•Include Education (can include workshops), Awards, Professional Experience, Exhibitions/Highlights, Corporate Collections, Affiliations, etc.
• Also include contact information like a traditional resume
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