Some types of writing that may be expected of artists include:
Writing well is crucial - you need to be able to communicate clearly with your audience. Skillful writing also gives you a better chance of securing grants and/or artist residencies.
In general, you should use the following structure when writing a critique of an artwork:
More detailed elements for each step, as outlined by Terry Barett in Criticizing Art: Understanding the Contemporary, can be found HERE.
In general, artist statements are written in the first person. Think about why you are writing an artist statement - who is your audience? How long should it be/how detailed? Is this about a specific work/series of works or is it about your practice more generally?
The following are questions to help you get started (keep in mind that this is a statement about your art, rather than a biography of you):
The handouts below provide information on how to write artist statements; to see examples of artist statements, search "artist statement" in EBSCO.