The Artist Portfolio & Statement

Being able to clearly articulate your abilities and showcase your talents as an artrepreneur can make a difference when you’re trying to secure project work. Learn how to build an artist’s portfolio and statement from an experienced director of the arts.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development | Business
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Series Artrepreneur

Who Should Attend

New and experienced artists, makers, and creatives in the Chippewa Valley.

Photography class

Program Description

Make sure you stand out as an artist

Many times as an artist your work speaks for itself. However, being able to create an effective artist statement and portfolio will really help you be competitive when competing for projects and work.

Experienced artist and advocate, CV Peterson, will lead you through what to consider when creating impactful materials. At the end of this workshop, you will have developed these promotional materials or improve on what you already have.

You’ll discuss:

  • Artist’s portfolios and statements
  • Resume
  • Selecting and formatting work samples


CV Peterson is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Eau Claire, WI. Their work combines scientific exploration and art as a way to examine human‐caused environmental devastation. They received their MFA (’16) and BFA (‘14) from the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, and a BA ('10) from Gustavus Adolphus College in Japanese studies and studio art with a Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. They studied sumi‐e painting at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata‐shi, Japan; followed by an apprenticeship at Moeller Bronze, Ltd. in bronze foundry work. They are the founder of Envisage Art Retreat in Chippewa Falls, WI.

CV is an active member in the national and international art communities. They have shown at the Chicago architecture Biennale 2015 and 2017, 6018 N Gallery in Chicago, the Shanghai Zhu Qizhan Art Museum in China and the CICA Museum in South Korea. They have performed at the international performance festivals Forward Fringe Performance Festival, Detroit, MI; Out of Site Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Performance Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand. They have recently attended the Arteles Art Residency, Finland, in 2018. CV mentored under Roberto Sifuentes, Eduardo Kac, Lin Hixson, Joseph Ravens and Tricia Van Eck.


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