How to Write the Perfect Artist Instagram Bio

Writing the perfect artist Instagram bio can be difficult, whether you are a new self-taught artist, advanced expert, or beginner artist.

Your Instagram bio, along with your profile photo, is the first thing someone sees when they stumble across your art Instagram page.

Your bio is a crucial space to communicate with your profile viewers about who you are as an artist.

It’s hard for anyone to summarize themselves in just a couple lines of text, so here is a guide on how to write the best art Instagram bio to introduce yourself to anyone who stumbles across your art Instagram page.

I have also included some examples of artist Instagram bios throughout this blog post. I hope this helps so you can get an idea for what works best for you and your Instagram page.

how to write artist instagram bio

Questions Your Art Instagram Bio Should Answer

You don’t necessarily have to answer all these questions in your bio, but it does help to cover most of these bullet points.

  • What kind of artist are you?
  • What are your interests and beliefs?: This helps you connect with your profile viewer.
  • What products or services do you offer?
  • Where can people buy your products or services?
  • Where are you based / located?

Below I will be going over the best Instagram bio format you can use for your Instagram artist profile based on what I have seen.

Feel free to change things up based on what you think is best for your own profile. These are just guidelines!

The First Line of Your Art Instagram Bio

Generally, the first line in your Instagram bio is the one that most people will read, so introduce what kind of artist you are here.

For example:

  • Landscape Painter
  • Abstract Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Designer
  • Watercolor Artist
  • Drawing Enthusiast

If you have multiple occupations or interests, separate them with a comma or symbols like below:

Illustrator β€’ Designer

Illustrator | Designer

You can also include other related work, your location, or any other important information.

They can be formatted as bullet points or a single short sentence. Whatever you do, make sure it is easy for others to quickly skim and read.


The second line of your Instagram bio can serve to connect more with your profile viewers.

What other information do you want to share with those who stumble across your Instagram page?

Below are some ideas you can include in your second line of text. There isn’t enough room for all this information, so just pick 1 or 2 you believe is important to you and your audience.

  • Other work, interests, or hobbies
  • Things you love
  • Your vision
  • Favorite quote or catchphrase
  • Skills
  • Interesting fact
  • Contact information or other handles

Call to Action!

The last line of your bio should be your Call to Action message to your profile viewers.

Instagram lets you have one external link from your Instagram profile and right above this link is where the last line of your bio will be.

Most Instagrammers introduce what that link will be in this line.

For example, if your link is to your online shop where they can purchase your work, explain that. It also helps to draw attention to this link with emojis and arrows pointing down.

Below is a great example of this from @mereljournals on Instagram.

Merel Journals Instagram art bio

Tips & Tricks

Keep in mind that Instagram allows 150 characters for your Instagram bio.

Use hard enters! (Hit the enter button on your keyboard): This works wonders for readability. Bullet point key points in just a couple short lines so that your profile viewer can easily read everything in just 1 second.

Add Emojis!: Emojis help set the tone in what you say. It’s just like sending a text with no emojis (It tends to read a little cold). Adding emojis can really insert your fun and unique personality in your artist profile without all the words.

emojis instagram

You can also use Emojis as bullets or for arrows to point to your external link.

Instagram only allows one external link from your Instagram bio.

If you want to link to multiple places, you can use services like LinkTree, which is a free landing page where viewers have multiple link options to choose from (Whether it be your Etsy shop, website, Youtube, or other social media).

Below is an example of my own Linktree.

Linktree example

Examples of Artist Instagram Bios

Here are some examples of great artist Instagram bios from several artists I follow on Instagram.

Below is @KarinaBania, a great abstract artist on Instagram! Here are some good pointers to learn from her artist bio.

  • The main points she identifies as is all listed in the first line of her artist bio
  • She also draws attention to her second line with multiple arrows and caps for how profile viewers can get in contact with her for art inquiries.
  • Everything is short and sweet, so I don’t have to tap for more or anything.
Karina Bania artist instagram bio

Below is @SatsukiShibuya on Instagram and some things I love about her artist bio:

  • Short bullet points that make her bio easy to read!
  • After her first introduction line, she includes her other work
  • She also includes other Instagram handles where you can find her artwork
  • Her link is to her Linktree, so that she can link to multiple places from one landing page.
Satsuki Shibuya Artist Instagram bio

Below is @FurryLittlePeach’s Instagram bio and things I love about her bio:

  • She shares where she is based
  • Her email contact
  • An arrow pointing down to her store and more.
Furry Little Peach Artist Instagram bio

Below is the Instagram bio of @JenniferOlwig and some things I love about her bio:

  • A unique introduction line so that we can get to know her
  • She includes a hashtag that she is a part of
  • The way to contact her if you are interested in her work (DM = Direct Message)
jenniferolwig instagram

The Instagram bio of @AnnieEveringham, an abstract artist on Instagram:

  • She lists all the handles of galleries that sell her artwork
  • She shares where she is based
Annie Everingham Artist instagram bio example

This is the Instagram bio of @Minna_So on Instagram:

  • She shares her other Instagram accounts that are specific for each of her art businesses (Design and Jewelry)
  • What this Instagram page is about
  • What you will find through her external link
Minna So Artist Instagram bio

Blog Posts to Read to be Successful on Instagram!
14 Ways to Get Your Art Noticed on Instagram
How to Upload Digital Art to Instagram
200+ Instagram Art Hashtags for Artists
How to Promote Your Art on Pinterest

Thank you for stopping by this blog post and I hope it served helpful to you for setting up your art Instagram bio for success!

I hope that you are able to find some great inspiration for ideas on how to create the best Intsagram bio that works best for you and your art career.

For more beginner-friendly information for success on your art Instagram, check out the related blog posts I listed above, especially the 14 Ways to Get Your Art Noticed on Instagram blog post. I give so many more additional tips in that blog post as well.

I wish you all the best on your Instagram journey and make sure to take care and have fun!

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