What should be included in an effective artist's bio.
When artists apply for an artist open call, there are basic requirements. Among them, the artist bio is the information the artists needs to present their work to everyone and stakeholders who appreciate the work. A well-written and structured artist bio can help art lovers better understand, interest, and later purchase the artists and their work. An artist biography, when properly written and, will give the reader a greater understanding of the artist's art, the artist's motives for creating art, and finally provide a guide or means for the viewer to interpret the artist's art.
What should be included in an effective artist’s bio?
The artist bio have to concisely summarize the artist's work. It is not intended to cover the full careers of the artist. You have to focus on a few key points what you think can best showcase as an artist and your art. Always include the medium, theme, technique and influence the artist is working with.
And then the artist bio should start with a first line that express the essential features of succinctly, as far as possible, what is most significant about the artist and his or her work, rather than opening with biographical tidbits, such as where the artist went to school, grew up, and so on.
First, let's try to write according to the above criteria.
Below is the bio I wrote while opening my website. As time passed, I noticed that there were a few additions and corrections to the article.
I know it well. I am well aware of how difficult it is to perfectly summarize your work, philosophy, and vision, etc. within the number of words required by artist official bio, from the first 120 to 250 words.
When you first start writing for yourself, you've probably come across the best artist bio samples by searching the internet. But after seeing it, you panic even more, right? In front of the perfect and cool bio, you may have tried to rewrite it. But remember. It's just a sample. Personally, I think the most important bio is written honestly with one's own voice.
I also made a lot of trial and error while making my first debut, experiencing several exhibitions, winning an artist open call, receiving awards, selling paintings, and walking the road as an artist, gaining experience. And the situation is currently in progress. And when I look back, I realize that the most important thing is to go into a quiet room by myself, block out all external sounds, and only hear my own voice before trying to make my work known to others.
Because writing that is not honest with yourself cannot make you move on your own. So, how can you lead so many audiences with writing that you can't even impress yourself? If you were honest with yourself and wrote an heart-to-heart article for yourself, at least you yourself would very much trust and love it. If so, the statement is very successful. No truth can impress a person enough to accept the article as his or her own when a person feels proud or bluffed.
In that regard, after reading my previous posts, I thought that I had to revise them in a different format.
Acrylic paints, digital painting, and watercolors are her ideal mediums for artistic expression. Although they have static or dynamic qualities, she can impose her energy and emotions by utilizing the line and wet technique. In the past, she sought out her subjects in her environment, but later, she tried to visualize the movement of arbitrary elements in music and her dreams. Her dreams are her painting subjects and act as inspiration whenever she desires to explore her new ambiance. Sharp contrast and colors, such as black and purple strokes, are essential in her expression. Her art reflects the ideas of Richard Serra, who stated, "Drawing is a verb," and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who exclaimed," Color itself is a degree of darkness".
The following is an honest text that has been rewritten to about 170 characters. Before presenting the history of various exhibitions and awards like trophies, it explains the reasons for painting, what I want to express, and what my vision is.
Myungja Anna Koh is an artist who paints everything invisible and imaginable. After she has vivid, colorful and meaningful foresight dream, she wants to describe energy and movement what she sees in her dream or imagination. Her attempts are being tried in various ways through media such as acrylic, watercolor, and digital art. First, she takes a picture, strays from the technique of drawing the image as it is, catches the lightning flashing through her dreams and mind, and freezes it on the canvas. Above all, she values artistic inspiration in everyday life. Every day for her, the message conveyed by art, such as a breathing apparatus, and the inspiration from it become her subject. Therefore, anything that expresses this inspiration can be a medium for her art. Above all, she is currently carrying out a $1 watercolor painting project with the philosophy that nobody should give up on becoming an artist because of poverty and preparing for the era of inflation. She also publishes daily articles on art in everyday life through her site's blog, annakoh.com.
When I started writing honestly about myself, unnecessary things disappeared and the form of art I wanted to pursue became clear. Anyone who reads this article will know what I want to draw and what I want to draw in the future.
Myungja Anna Koh