Stuck on writing your artist biography or About page for your website?
After deciding whether to use 1st or 3rd person, follow this simple formula to get started.
1-2 terrific sentences from your artist statement or summarizing your statement.
Your proudest accomplishments in sentence form—not bullets—3-4 sentences max. If you are using the 3rd person, it would look like these examples.
She has shown her work . . .
She is represented by . . .
Her work can be seen in the collections of . . .
She has received [grants, awards] . . .
Two sentences: Your education and geographical location (or history of where you've lived). If you are using the 1st person, it might look like these sentences.
I received my BFA from . . .
I was born in . . . have lived in . . . and currently reside in . . .
Easy enough to switch those to 3rd person if you need to.
This is just a formula. It's up to you to be more creative with your artist bio.