The Artist's Official Website:
Perhaps stating the obvious, but if the artist has an official website, they may have created a section listing publications about their work. Example: http://www.gerhard-richter.com/literature/
The Artist's Wikipedia Page:
It's always worth checking Wikipedia to see if there is a well-developed page on the artist. Pay special attention to the References section. Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Mehretu#References
Some artists may be written up on the websites of galleries where their work is shown and/ or major national galleries. See the selective list of museums & galleries below. This info sometimes also includes a bibliography. Example: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/jenny-holzer-1307
How do I find out an artist's gallery affiliation?
artnet.com This auction site includes basic biographical info, images, and gallery affiliations. Example: http://www.artnet.com/artists/yasumasa-morimura/biography
Award-winning television series on contemporary art. Their website includes webpages on many artists, including brief bios, clips of documentary videos, and artwork imagery. Example: http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/catherine-opie
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Saatchi Gallery, London
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Tate Modern, London
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Art Gallery of Ontario
Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver)
Musée D'Art Contemporain De Montréal
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto)
National Gallery of Canada
For the research paper, Dr. Knight will accept MLA or Chicago Style.
Find online help or use the print style guides in the library:
Include the following information:
Rogier van der Weyden, Saint Catherine of Alexandria. 1430-1432, Diptych panel, 18.5 x 12 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Available from: ARTstor, http://www.artstor.org (accessed September 30. 2009).
Caravaggio, The Denial of Saint Peter. Early 15th century. Oil on canvas, 94 x 125.4 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, http://www.metmuseum.org (accessed September 29, 2009).
Alice Neel, Nancy and the Rubber Plant. 1975, Oil on canvas, 203.2 x 91.4 cm. The Estate of Alice Neel. From: Alice Neel. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Plate 64.