Essentials: Getting Your Work Seen

Toolkit: How to Write an Artist Statement and Bio


This Toolkit was created in collaboration with Icess Fernandez Rojas and made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Houston Endowment.


About the author:

Icess Fernandez Rojas is an educator, writer, podcaster, and a former journalist. She is a graduate of Goddard College’s MFA program. 

Her work has been internationally published in Queen Mobs Lit Journal, Poetry 24, Rabble Lit, Minerva Rising Literary Journal, and the Feminine Collective’s anthology Notes from Humanity. Her Houston-based story, “Happy Hunting”, was recently published in the Houston Noir anthology. 

Her podcast, Dear Reader, is based on the popular blog of the same name. 

Her nonfiction/memoir work has appeared in Dear Hope, NBCNews.com, HuffPost and the Guardian. She is a recipient of the Owl of Minerva Award, a VONA/Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation alum, a Dos Brujas Workshop alum, and a Kimbilio Fellow. She’s currently working on her first novel and finishing her memoir, Problematic.  Follow her on Twitter: @Icess and at her website: http://icessfernandez.com.