Developing an Artist Statement

Developing an Artist Statement

Monday, June 5, 2017 -
18:00 to 21:00
$ 70.00 CAD
$ 60.00 CAD

This workshop is directed at artists who want to ignite or strengthen their artist statement (it also proves useful for gallerists, curators, and critics), in distinguishing the structures and consistencies of clear and concise art writing. Together participants will work to remove the anxiety from the process through discussion, and the presentation of hands-on tips and exercises. Participants will be encouraged to workshop their previous statements or endeavor new texts. Goodden will highlight both ineffective and exemplary artist statements, and provide a veritable handbook outlining the elements, goals, and methods used to achieve sincerity, clarity, and uniqueness.

Instructor(s): 

Sky Goodden is the founding editor of Momus, an international online art publication that promotes art writing and journalism, and stresses a return to art criticism. Momus has been critically recognized, and widely read and shared, receiving citations from peer publications including ARTnews, Frieze, e-flux, The New Inquiry, artnet News, LA Times, and Art F City. In its first thirty months, it has produced an audience of over 550,000 readers, globally.

Before this, Goodden was the founding editor of BLOUIN ARTINFO Canada from 2011-2014. She has written for multiple books and catalogues, and publications including Modern Painters, Art + Auction, Canadian Art, the National Post, Art21, artnet News, and C Magazine. She holds a BFA in Art History from Concordia University; and an MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (2010), which recently presented her with an Alumni of Influence Award, the "Trailblazer."