When researching contemporary art, you will be gathering information from a plethora of materials. For biographical and exhibition information, you should start with our dictionaries, directories and biographies listed below. Once you know a bit more about your artist, you can retrieve contemporary art criticisms and reviews by using our databases, as outlined under <Articles>. Well known artists have a catalogue raisonné, which means their entire oevre has been gathered and illustrated in a book. I have listed them under the particular media. Sometimes your artist may not have a body of literature written about them, so artist files and web sites may be your only source of information. There are many fantastic web sites, but make sure you use your critical eye and evaluate them thoroughly. Dont' forget to check out the links to art grants at the lower right. Have fun!