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Artist Workshop: Writing and Editing Artist Statements 101

Explore the basics of writing and editing artist statements that clearly communicate who you are and what you do to a broad range of audiences. Learn about the purpose of writing such a statement, the components of an effective one, and how to keep it updated on a regular basis. Time permitting, this hour-long workshop will include personalized feedback from the instructor.

Artists should bring a copy of their most recent artist statement and 2-4 images of works that represent their artistic practice.


About the Instructor

Shama Rahman is a marketing specialist passionate about widening access to cultural institutions for all audiences. She has leveraged this skill in roles at institutions throughout New York City including the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and has developed successful outreach campaigns for exhibitions such as Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. In addition to creating content strategies, Shama has led writing workshops at Equity Gallery and Mana Contemporary. She currently serves as the Senior Marketing Coordinator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.