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VDA: Developing an Artist Statement

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Create your own artist statement and get an understanding of what makes a good one in this Rotunda-sponsored workshop.

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Vision Driven Artists (VDA) exists to increase resources and opportunities for local artists and arts organizations.

Create your own artist statement and get an understanding of what makes a good one in this Rotunda-sponsored workshop.

MEET YOUR FACILITATOR

Michele Kishita is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses landscape as her primary subject. Her paintings are strongly influenced by the graphic stylizations and compressed spaces of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Kishita’s paintings are in a number of private/corporate collections, including Toyota, Capital One, and Kaiser Permanente, and her work is featured in Create Magazine, on the Poetry Foundation blog, and the Studio Break and Thyme in the Studio podcasts, as well as in several literary journals. She has participated in artist residencies in New Mexico, Russia, and Iceland and exhibited at the Sharjah Art Museum in the United Arab Emirates and the Museum of Non-Conformist Art in St. Petersburg, Russia. Kishita received both her BFA and MFA in painting from the University of the Arts and is represented by James Oliver Gallery, Susanna Gold, and Carrie Coleman Fine Art, and affiliated with Cufflink Art.

Artist Statement

My current work investigates the dialogue between the wooden surfaces on which I paint and the trees from which those panels were built. I highlight the interconnectedness of humans and nature, while addressing life’s impermanence and transience. The wood grain’s undulations, which mark the tree’s growth and annual water intake, record a tree's experiences and are a historical account of the landscape itself. In my paintings, I strive to conjure the landscape that no longer exists but is inherently contained in each panel while expressing the visual contrast and harmony where human-made structures and nature intersect.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

  • Connect with other local artist and brainstorm new ideas about your work.
  • Learn about artist statments and what it takes to create an artist statement that stands out.
  • Practice writing or editing your own statement.

ABOUT VISION DRIVEN ARTIST

Vision Driven Artists - Philly RESOURCES is an online community of local artists who are interested in sharing resources, collaborating on projects, learning about opportunities, and building a more equitable arts scene.

If you want to market your art, events, fundraisers, performances, etc. please do so at Vision Driven RESOURCES - Philly PRESENTS [Closed Group]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VDAPhillyPresents

If you would like to learn more about Vision Driven Artists, please follow our Facebook Page to learn about events, resources, opportunities, and workshops: https://www.facebook.com/VisionDrivenArtists/

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Organizer Vision Driven Consulting

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Vision Driven Consulting (VDC) supports the visionary work of artists, community groups, and not-for-profit organizations by providing consulting, facilitation, and training services.

https://www.visiondrivenconsulting.com/

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