Kersels was appointed associate professor and director of graduate studies in sculpture in So keep it short and sweet! Another strategy is to either interview yourself, or better yet, have a friend interview you.
Consider using it as an introduction to your statement, or even as the statement itself!
If your artist statement is computerized which most of the people nowadays prefer, avoid using Serif or fancy fonts. Therefore not only does it describe and place, but it indicates the level of the artist's own comprehension of their field and making.
Honor its importance by scrutinizing it with as much outside feedback as possible.
Try not to overthink this one. Have a studio visit coming up? I began to wonder: Is the artist statement really essential? Artists are often guilty of using unnecessary and fanciful words.