I hate having to write a bio. I generally go with "Zoe Strauss is an installation artist and photographer from Philadelphia."
And I can't fucking stand an artist's statement... I'm not saying that it's not necessary when applying for a grant, or for when folks can't see someones art work in person, but it's abhorrent to write. I remember for the Leeway grant I just wrote "Please see slides," which is ridiculous but I genuinely felt that I couldn't add anything more.
So my new thing will be to just submit the series of the following photos when a bio is requested.