There are myriad ways to introduce your work to others these days, in person, in print, and online. On top of a studio practice, you’re juggling a lot of admin, social media, and more — let alone, you know, life. The first impression can make or break an application. Keeping your professional presence sharp and current says a lot about how seriously you want to move your career forward. If your artwork is the heart, professional documents are the brain. I’ll help you to deliver a solid artist statement and similar texts that enable you to reflect on your own practice, as well as optimize your chances of success with a jury or an admissions panel. Whether you want more time to focus on other things or would like an objective set of eyes on your writing–or both–I can help!
Through my work as an art curator, researcher, and writer, I’ve read thousands of artist statements. And a great artist statement can make all the difference in the competitive realm of MFA programs, juried exhibitions, artist residencies, and more. I can help to pinpoint the most important things to include in your artist statement so that it communicates what it should. I’ve written and edited numerous exhibition and catalog essays, press releases, interviews, and articles, for blogs, galleries, and publications, such as Dovetail Magazine. I regularly participate in independent and university studio visits and critiques, as well as professional practices courses, and have helped to facilitate and launch the careers of countless artists through this platform, Young Space, founded in 2014. I’m passionate about empowering artists to have the resources and time you need, to focus on what you want!
Statement/application text review and edit: $75
This is great for artists who have written a statement or two–or twenty–and would like to save time, freshen up an existing text, have an objective set of eyes on your writing, or update a statement for a specific purpose, such as an exhibition or publication. Starting with your existing artist statement and images of your work, we’ll pinpoint the challenge and/or updates desired. On a case-by-case basis, for a similar fee, I’m also happy to review adjacent materials like letters of intent or application essays. Scheduling is accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis with preference to those who have impending deadlines.
- Intro via email or optional 30-min. Zoom conversation
- Google Doc editing process where I’ll leave comments, ask questions to clarify ideas, suggest revisions, and ultimately finalize an updated statement that aligns with your goals
(Fee payment is determined upon agreeing to work together! Payments accepted via PayPal, Stripe, Venmo, and Zelle.)
A note: I firmly believe it’s important for all working artists to grasp the basics of professional practices like writing an artist statement or establishing a CV in the early stage of your career. Writing your own statement is an incredibly useful tool for you to think about your work now, and where it’s heading. So, if you’re just getting started, consider checking out some of these workshops or resources first. If you’re enrolled in a university art program, take advantage of any professional practices classes or workshops that your school offers. At this time, I won’t write your statement from scratch, or help to design a website. But I will happily review and edit existing statements and drafts. The aim is to make this a collaborative effort, and point you where you want to go!
Please fill out the form below, and I’ll get in touch with you via email to discuss options and scheduling as soon as possible!