Artist Art Portfolio Websites | Tips and Examples

Since your art portfolio website will often be someone’s first introduction to your work, you need to make a strong and memorable impression. Here are some examples and tips for creating your own.

June 18, 2021
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Fivebargate Illustration Studio

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About Fivebargate Illustration Studio

Andy Goodman is an artist and graphic illustrator who observes and interprets the world through everyday language and visual punnery using simplistic geometric shapes, striking colours and fine line. Often working with themes of well-being, mindfulness and rehabilitation, Andy's recent commissions include those with Laurence King Publishing, The Daily Telegraph, Lloyds of London, The Royal United Hospital in Bath, The Evelina Children’s Hospital in London, The Guardian and WeareSunday.

https://fivebargate.format.com
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Connor Czora

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About Connor Czora

Connor Czora is an artist, educator, and activist currently based in Washington, DC. Born in Rochester, NY, they received their BFA in Ceramics and Gender Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2019. Czora’s work explores the relationships between imperial ceramics, cultural taste, and sociopolitical power structures in the United States. Tracing the history of Western decorative arts, their work interrogates how ideologies are embedded and perpetuated within cultural objects.

http://connorczoraart.format.com
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David Johnson

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About David Johnson

David Johnson is an abstract pop artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Their work lies at the intersection of the organic, the geometric, the iconic and the abstract. Johnson's body of work can be encapsulated in three words :: abstraction, definition and deconstruction. They are most interested in exploring belief systems, and especially the birth and death of the American Dream and the validity of those desires.

https://davidedwardjohnsonart.format.com
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Laurence Finet

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About Laurence Finet

Laurence Finet (Mons, Belgium, 1976) graduated in the Fine Arts Diploma program at the Ottawa School of Art in June 2018. In 2014, she decided to concentrate on the development of her artistic practice. She has participated in various group and solo exhibitions. Her work has been recognized by several awards of excellence and one has been recently purchased by the City of Ottawa. She currently resides and works in Chelsea, Quebec. She is represented by the gallery Studio 66 in Ottawa.

https://laurence-finet.format.com
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Laura Gerry

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About Laura Gerry

Laura Gerry is a self-taught Contemporary Realist working predominantly in watermedia (watercolor, ink and liquid graphite) from her US, East Coast studio. When she's not painting, she is exploring. Laura has lectured, taught workshops and has exhibited at various museums, art centers, galleries and fine art shows from the eastern seaboard to as far west as Kentucky and her paintings are included in numerous private collections.

https://lauragerry.format.com
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Vaughan Larsen

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About Vaughan Larsen

Vaughan Larsen received their BFA with an emphasis in Photography and Imaging from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 2019. Their practice currently explores issues of identity and relationships at the intersection of queer culture. Larsen won first place in the 2019 LGBTQ+ Stories by Getty Images; and first prize in the Unique competition of the 2019 Amsterdam Pride Photo Award. Larsen's work has been written about in publications such as Photo Emphasis, and Humble Arts Foundation.

https://vaughan-m-larsen.format.com
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Art portfolio requirements tip

Since your art portfolio website will often be someone’s first introduction to your work, you need to make a strong and memorable impression. You might be tempted to include every piece of art you’ve done to show versatility, but it’s in your best interest to exclude any work that isn’t your best. You want your viewers to want to see more, not to feel overwhelmed by a website that is too busy or distracts from the work itself.

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Henri T

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About Henri T

Henri T is a non-binary trans identifying, visual storyteller, working with photography, moving image and performance. They are interested in documenting and exploring queerness, deconstructing the gender binary and raising visibility for underrepresented groups and issues. Henri describes themselves as an observer who, with an honest and kind eye, encourages their subjects to embrace all of who they are.

https://henri-t.format.com
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Mara Corsino

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About Mara Corsino

Brooklyn-based photographer Mara Corsino has cemented her visual language without losing the essence of powerful femininity. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she refined her photographic voice during her years spent living in Milan.

https://maracorsino.format.com
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Julen Iztueta

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About Julen Iztueta

Julen Iztueta is a collage maker who is interested in identity, subjectivity construction, masculinities and hipermodernity.

https://julen.format.com
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Jean Claude Kowalsky

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About Jean Claude Kowalsky

Jean Claude Kowalsky is a painter based in Reunion Island. He combines his love for his Art and for his Island.

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Pedro Vaz

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About Pedro Vaz

Pedro Vaz Maputo, 1977. Graduate in painting at Fine Arts Faculty – Lisbon University (2006). Lives and works in Lisbon. Inquiry based on the topics of nature and landscape, mostly in painting and video-installation. Personal contact with real place is fundamental in his practice and his projects often include a tour.

https://pedrovaz.format.com
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Delaney Lee

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About Delaney Lee

Bright, figurative, oil paintings celebrating every day. Delaney Lee likes to explore the possibilities with paint application using lean paint next to heavily textured, frosting-like applications.

https://delaneylee.format.com
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Artist website inspiration

Before you make your own art portfolio, you may want to have a look at some of your favorite artist’s websites to get some inspiration. Pay attention to how other artists approach things like their About Me and gallery pages. Make note of what works and what doesn’t, and use that information to inform the design choices you make when creating your own artist portfolio.

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Diana Simard

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About Diana Simard

Born in Northampton, Massachusetts. Diana Simard received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She works primarily in oil painting and monotype. Ms. Simard lives and works in Marfa, Texas.

http://diana-simard.format.com
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Jay Roche

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About Jay Roche

Jay Roche is a painter working in Dublin, Ireland. Her works are mainly created with acrylic on canvas using thin washes of color to build up simple geometric compositions. It is about the activity of sight. The consciousness of seeing. These are not ‘abstract’ paintings, they are sensorial representations of the seen. In them, neither object nor space is divided, but the wholeness of the visual field is encapsulated.

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Mikill Skugga

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About Mikill Skugga

Mikill Skugga creates analog collages. Always using just two clippings to make a picture. The aesthetic is very minimalistic. He thrives on the limitation that comes from the rule of connecting just two images. His pictures form a pair and there’s no space for overthinking, or for using tricks. It must be simple, strong, and honest to be effective.

http://mikillskugga.format.com
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Julia Genet

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About Julia Genet

Julia Genet is a visual artist, fine art photographer based in Paris, France. After studying cinema, Julia Genet progressively turned to photography. Several workshops with Claudine Doury and Paolo Verzone contribute to confirming her photographic style and her taste for portraiture. Her work searches for authenticity, depicts the subtle of the intimate, with certain poetry. Without barriers in her creative research, she tries her hand at photo painting, collages, and various works on paper.

https://juliagenet.format.com
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Charlot van Heeswijk

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About Charlot van Heeswijk

Charlot is a freelance film and image-maker based in Berlin. She specializes in directing documentaries and music videos, figurative painting, and portrait photography.

http://charlotvanh.format.com
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Cassie Vaughan

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About Cassie Vaughan

Cassie Vaughan is fascinated by faces and places that reveal themselves by degrees. An introvert by nature, she tries to make sense of reality by taking it apart and reassembling it, or building an image through-line.

https://cassie-vaughan.format.com
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Art portfolio design ideas for multidisciplinary artists

It can be challenging to decide on a layout for your art portfolio website, especially if you work in a variety of mediums or styles. The last thing you want is for your site to be overwhelming to visitors, so try separating your work into medium, and then have sections within that for individual projects or themes to make it easy to navigate.

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Aiden Harmitt-Williams

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About Aiden Harmitt-Williams

In his works, Aiden Harmitt-Williams strive to evoke more than shallow beauty. He look to deliver something more akin to when you taste a dish (not porcelain but the food atop it) and notice a spice you favour, subtly applied but giving you more than you came for. He has discovered the reward of a slow cook, taking time to compose, angle and most importantly not to waste.

https://aidenhw.format.com
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Alun Be

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About Alun Be

Alun Be is an artist who strives to portray African modernity. Born Alioune Ba in 1981 in Dakar, Senegal, Be credits the development of his oeuvre largely to his French, American, and West African upbringing. Be’s parents did not believe art was a stable career, pushing him to pursue an M.A. in Architecture. After two years as an architect in Senegal, a move to Denmark sparked his love for photography. Since then, Be has exhibited at the Milan Universal Exposition, and the Dakar Biennale.

http://alunbe.format.com
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Charlotte Hodges

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About Charlotte Hodges

Born to French American parents and brought up traveling the world with a home base in Mexico, CHACHA could truly be considered a citizen of the world. Fluent in multiple languages and cultures, themes of inter-connectivity, solidarity, and responsibility for the environment are common in her work. On the floor and walls of her home, in countless journals, and recently through various expositions and publications, CHACHA has created as she lives, laying bare the evolution of her mind and art.

http://charlotte-hodges.format.com
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Claire Thomson

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About Claire Thomson

Claire Thomson is a student painter currently studying Fine Art in Leeds, UK. She has a range of work on offer from paintings, drawings to photography. At university she focuses on her paintings from landscapes to portraiture, but also enjoys drawing, anything can be commissioned. If you contact her through her website she is able to do anything you want that is similar work from her page.

https://claire-thomson.format.com
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Mark Grey-Smith

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About Mark Grey-Smith

For five decades, Mark Grey-Smith has been making drawing-sand sculptures that embody his love of nature, science, mathematics, and the ways of knowing our world that is implicit in an understanding of the natural world. He has created a body of works that speak eloquently of the underlying geometry that informs us and teases us with hints of mysteries yet to be revealed.

https://markgreysmith.format.com
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Shane Dedman

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About Shane Dedman

Shane Dedman is a an artist that blends image, audio, and transpoetics into paint, print, screen, and exhibition. They have been published in Wussy Mag, Oz Magazine, fLoromancy, and Analog Cookbook. He lives in NYC.

https://shanededman.format.com
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Artist website design ideas for photographers

If you’re a photographer capturing large images with a lot of detail, like landscape photos or fine art photography, you might want to choose a website template that allows you to show your photos uncropped. This can be achieved by using a vertical scroll portfolio template that accommodates full width images. For landscape photos, consider grouping them into categories like location, theme, or date.

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Junghun Kim

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About Junghun Kim

Junghun Kim (South Korea, 1991). His work researches the effects of economic and technological development on peoples' perception and attitudes in relation to the contemporary world. By observing transformative dynamics in the natural world, Kim's works are conceived as activation systems which look to stimulate a critical reflection towards the reality we live in.

https://junghunkim.format.com
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Mary Duman

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About Mary Duman

Mary Duman is interested in symbiotic relationships between humans and the natural world. She explores the complexity of natural relationships in her ceramic work through combinations of natural items collected on her hikes, and glazed clay sculptural elements. She is influenced by the oddly beautiful aspects of nature and by recent issues, including climate change, the Coronavirus, wildfires, and unexplained aerial phenomena.

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John Manion

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About John Manion

John Manion was born in Cambridge, MA and he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned a BFA in Sculpture. Directly following his undergraduate degree, John went on to earn his MA and MFA degrees in Sculpture at The University of Iowa. After living in NYC for eight years, John moved to Albany, NY. He combines his hand modeling and mold making skills to create representational and hybrid sculpture.

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kuulikki

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About kuulikki

Junshu Gu (kuulikki) is a London-based artist and writer. Her multimedia practice explores themes of identity, memory and social anxiety. Intersecting discourses around selective amnesia, collective memory and post-truth, her project is rooted in contemporary theory and draws from her own lived experience. Junshu’s work is situated within moving image, printmaking and installation. She is currently studying Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art.

https://kuulikki.format.com
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Nga Reiniö

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About Nga Reiniö

Nga Reiniö is a self-taught artist based in Calgary, AB, Canada. Reiniö creates original works mostly with pastels, gouache and oil paints. They carry her passion for life, nature, memories and thoughts through childhood, parenthood and the experience of her life in Vietnam and Canada.

http://nga-reinio.format.com
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Viktoria Körösi

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About Viktoria Körösi

Viktoria Körösi was born in 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. Graduated from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest in 2004. Lives and works in Linz, Austria.

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Art concept ideas for illustrators

A great way to make your artwork stand out is by showcasing how it looks in real life. One way that you can achieve this is by creating photo mockups of your art on the wall of a home or museum or even as a mural on the side of a building. Just make sure that you’re clear about these images being mockups, especially if you’re playing with the scale of your art. You could also do a photoshoot with your art to create a memorable artist photo for your artist bio or About Me page.

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