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Writing an Artist Statement: Finding artist statement examples

A guide to writing about your art

finding artist statements

Examples of artist statements can be found in books and exhibition catalogs, though finding statements in books and exhibition catalogs can be a hit or miss search. To find exhibition catalogs on a specific artist, search their name (last name first) as a SUBJECT  or AUTHOR in the online catalog.

You might find it easier to look for artist statements in periodicals; your best resource for this research is Art Source.

If you are off campus, you will need to log-in to a proxy using the same username and password you use to log-on to a computer on campus.

  • Use the advance search screen.
  • Type "artist statement" in the first dialog box.
  • You can limit your search -- by type of material, to full text only, and by time period of the publication.