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Do you have difficulty tranferring your life as an artist into prose or are you unsure about how to whittle down that extensive CV? If you are an artist that is toO modest to write about yourself or don't enjoy the writing process, then this Iis the service for you. By investing in an Artist Bio Tool Kit you will have access to professional artist bios that communicate the extent of your knowledge as well as provide insight into how your day to day life or history informs your artistic practice.  After answering a small set of questions, looking at your work, and having a conversation, I will identify key aspects of your life that you need to consistently use when telling the world about who you are. Once agreed upon, these keys aspects of your life will be draft into three standard sized artist bio's (50 wds, 100 wds, 250 wds). This range of artist bios will enable you meet different guidelines and word limitations outlined in artist calls, gallery applications or online platforms. After the first draft, artists will then have an opportunity to request one set of edits.  Looking forward to learning all about you!  Jill


Artist Bio Tool Kit

  • Artists will be expected to answer a set of questions, proof read the draft of their text, and send clear suggestions or requests for 1 round of editing.  

  • Where were you born?
    If your childhood informs your practice today, tell me about it.
    Why did you become an artist?
    What training as an artist have you received?  Note: Workshops, reading art books, courses, residencies, retreats, private lessons with friends or family all count too.  No one is self-taught!
    Where do you live now?
    How does your environment impact or affect your art?
    Who has influenced your practice and how? artists or family or both?
    If your day to day work crosses into your work, tell me about it.
    What media do you work with?
    Why do you work with this media?
    What subject matter do you explore?
    Why does this subject interest you?
    Where do we see you within your work?
    Are there any struggles you have endured that are important to your practice or your story?
    Are there any accomplishments you have had that are important to your story and where you want to go as an artist?


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