How to Start Research on a Practitioner
Include: biography, autobiography, critical study, exhibition catalog, bio-bibliography, publications by the artist...
Cameo (CMU Library catalog)
When you locate a desired title in the library stacks, browse the books around the same area to find other useful possibilities. Don't forget to look at the bibliographies in monographs you find.
Compilations of artists' writings, arts criticism etc. for example:
Stiles, Kristine., and Peter Howard Selz. Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N6490 .T492 1996 and 2012 editions.
Prosyniuk, Joann. Modern Arts Criticism: A Biographical and Critical Guide to Painters, Sculptors, Photographers and Architects From the Beginning of the Modern Era to the Present. Detroit: Gale Research, 1991.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N6489 .M63 1991
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Scholarly biographical dictionaries
Scholarly broad spectrum and specialized encyclopedias
Open access web: Wikipedia; ArtCyclopedia; etc.How can you check if the information provided is viable?
Timelines to establish a wider context of events surrounding an artist's oeuvre.
Article databases for citations or full-text articles; interviews
Viable open-access web resources e.g. the artist's web site, gallery or museum sites, You Tube or Vimeo documentation
Primary source material, e.g. artist's website, original work in a gallery, museum, library or archive, interviews, performance documentation via library databases or viable You Tube or Vimeo sites.
Bibliographies, videographies or other referrals in any resources you find that might help you locate other resources.
Browse the stacks: