Sample Artist Resume
25 Royal Rd•Los Angeles, CA 43250
Phone: 675-334-5555•E-Mail: SSchmdid250@yahoo.com
MFA (Painting and Drawing) University of California Los Angeles 2010
B.A. (Painting and Drawing) University of California Los Angeles 2007
Magna Cum Laude, 3.9 GPA, Dean’s List
- Spanish Multicultural Center, Artist-In-Residence — Madrid, Spain2013
- Los Angeles Art Center, Artist-In-Residence — Los Angeles, CA2012
- Inner Circle, LA Art Center — Los Angeles, CA2012
- Reflections, GGB Multicultural Center — San Francisco, CA2011
- Sarah Schmid’s Soul, City Gallery —San Diego, CA2010
Publications and Reviews
- Smith, Tyrell. “Local Artists of LA” LA Times. May 2014. PDF file2014
- Kent, Rachel. “Art Abroad” UCLA Student Magazine. April 20132013
- “New Face of Art” Inside Art Magazine. Volume 5, Fall. pp 10 - 122010
Recognition and Awards
- Traveling Artist Grant Recipient, International Artists Club — Los Angeles, CA 2013
- 1st Place, New Age Art, UCLA Art Center — Los Angeles, CA2010
- Spanish Multicultural Center — Madrid, Spain2013
- UCLA Art Center — Los Angeles, California2010
Sample Artist Resume
Writing an artist’s resume is very different from writing a resume used in other fields — there are specific types of information you should include. Just remember to keep everything simple and informative.
Artist’s resumes are typically used when applying to galleries, exhibitions, grants, residencies, publications, etc. Artist’s resumes are short, informative, easy to read, and organized chronologically. This applicant’s resume is technically a curriculum vitae (CV), not a resume, because it lists everything she’s ever done in relation to her art degree/career (CVs are more commonly used by artists) rather than a detailed description of her work experience (resume). There is certain information you should always include while writing an artist’s CV such as: education, exhibitions, publications, residencies/workshops/or other education, recognition and awards, related work experience (if you’re applying for a job), and collections.
If you don’t have something to list for every category don’t worry, just leave it out; you’ll notice under “residencies” Sarah didn’t list “workshops” or “other education”. Remember to always list everything with the most recent dates/events at the top for each category and work your way down chronologically.
Information to include in each category:
- Type of degree, specialty/focus, location, year
List achievements, GPA if possible
- Title of exhibition, venue, location
- Publications (information to include may vary depending on type of publication)
- Author, title of article, where to find article specifically
- Residencies/workshops/other education
- Year, name of organization, type of experience, location
- Recognition and awards
- Year, organization, name of exhibition
- Name of company/institution/private collection where your artwork is located, location
Key Points to Remember:
- Keep it Short — It’s important to list all of your art on your resume, but be sure to leave out the detailed descriptions as this can clutter the page for your reader.
- Organize your Categories — Keep your resume crisp and visually appealing by staying to the categories outlined here. They will help you stay focused and leave out any information that isn’t necessary.
This sample resume is part of the InternationalStudent.com Resume Writing Center.