Crafting an Artist Statement
Instructor: Zoe Cohen
This workshop is free and open to artists of all levels.
A clear and well-written artist statement is crucial for communicating about your work to other people. It’s also an amazing tool for reflecting and gaining insight into your own work. But it’s not easy! Come get started on an artist statement, or get constructive feedback on a draft from your peers, in a supportive and relaxed setting.
This workshop will include a discussion of the various uses, contexts, and audiences for artist statements, and an overview of best practices. Through a series of prompts and structured response processes, participants will generate content for an insightful and meaningful artist statement, and receive useful, thoughtful feedback on your materials from other artists.
Zoe Cohen is a visual artist producing drawings, sculptures, installations, and public participatory projects within a research-driven process. She has an MFA from Brooklyn College, and a BA from Haverford College. Her work has been exhibited widely in Philadelphia, New York and Berlin. She is an adjunct professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Moore College of Art, and the University of the Arts. She has also worked as an art educator for K-12, admissions counselor, curator, and administrator at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, The University City Arts League, and The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. She has served on review panels for The Philadelphia Cultural Fund and the 40th St Artist in Residence. Zoe believes that artists deserve support and guidance in developing professional materials and strategies at all stages of our careers!