Category Archives: Artist Statements

Get yourself a shiny new artist statement

To professionally pitch your work to galleries, tender for commissions, apply for residencies or grants, or submit work for awards, you need a high quality artist statement that speaks of all that is in the heart and soul of you and your work, and in every fibre of your being.  Preferably in three paragraphs or less.

Understandably this is tricky.  How do you remain objective when you are so deeply connected to the work?  How do you know what to tell and how much is too much?  Objectivity and reason are the first challenges to address, and it is rare we can do this about ourselves.

This is why you need to outsource your artist statement.

Dragonfly Trading has a collaborative service that is made up of an ongoing dialogue with you about your work and your business.  This helps us to learn about you, your work and know all we need to, so then we can write you the best artist statement possible.  First step is a conversation – what you have, what you need, and how much you want to spend.  Next we work together to develop something that says just what you want to say, and even the things you didn’t know you could.

If this is you, contact me using the form below and we can tailor a solution that meets your needs and budget.

Hourly rates or project rates available.   

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Artist statement: Visual artist – Lindsay Tunkl

Excerpt from artist statement.  Lindsay Tunkl.  2012
Lindsay Tunkl is an artistic being.  She uses a variety of mediums to express her creative self and is doing so from Berlin currently, in many dynamic and engaging ways.  Her and I recently spent a couple of hours working together on her statement.  We talked about her work, what she wanted to achieve through her work and how she does what she does.  It always takes a little longer to get the first paragraph out, but after that the rest of it can come together in a more organic way.  Below is the first paragraph of Lindsay’s artist statement.  For more about Lindsay and her work see Lindsay Tunkl online and These are heartbeats
“I create dialogues that focus on the fundamental engagements we have with ourselves, with each other and with the world around us.   I use video, photography, live performance, installation, and words.  I produce work that navigates the universality of human experience.  To create a place where the work and the viewer become reflections of each other.  In those reflections, I want the viewer to connect with the impetus of human emotion, and to understand how it is we learn to feel.”
Melinda Barlow and Lindsay Tunkl.  Sept 2012
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