Career Development: Artist Statements with Shama Rahman
A clear, concise artist statement helps communicate an artist’s intention and the type of work they create to a broad audience. Join Shama Rahman, integrated marketing manager at the Wall Street Journal, to learn the basics of writing and editing artist statements.
Rahman covers the components of creating effective personal narratives, tangible tips for keeping statements updated, modifying statements for different platforms, and more. Breakout groups engage in peer-to-peer feedback. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent artist statement for review and four images of their own work for context.
Shama Rahman (she/her) is a marketing specialist who has held positions at the New York Times, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Rahman is a founding member of the Ninth Street Collective, where she conducts consultations for artists. She has held workshops at Abrons Arts Center, Commend, Equity Gallery, Eyebeam, the New School, New Women Space, and the Wing.
- Ninth Street Collective Artist Statement Workshop. Photo: Melinda Wang. Courtesy of Shama Rahman