“What Kind Of Art Do You Make?”: Defining Your Discipline

Good summary of difficult to define categories. I think I fall somewhere between Mixed-Media leaning toward Multidisciplinary and dreaming of being Interdisciplinary by definition!

Daric Gill Studios

“I hear you’re an artist. What kind of art do you make?”

Depending on the type of work that you make, this could be one of the most awkward introductions you might face. The lines between art fields can get pretty blurry sometimes. More often than not, the person asking is really looking for a term that they know: painter, sculptor, drawer, graphic artist, etc. But what if you do several of them? How do you answer then?

In this entry, I’ll discuss the differences between a few artist classifications. I’ve also designed set of informative graphics that explains their differences by using funny food analogies. Check out the different classifications. Which one describes you?

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