Resume Tips for artists

Resume Tips for artists


An artistic resume requires different formatting, material and organization than the standard resume does. Depend on the particular job, and the particular field of interest, artist resumes will highlight a number of skills, and include a number of sections, that are not present in standard resume or academic CV. Keep in mind that the resumes discussed here primarily relate to position with commercial galleries, museums, exhibitions, opportunities, and certain grant applications.

Your art resume provides you with the perfect opportunity to paint the best picture of yourself to your potential future employer. Not only does it employer know your skills and qualifications, but it also lets them get an idea of the type of artist that you are.

Summing up your artistic style in one document can seem difficult; however, which is why taking a glance at a few art resume tips can help you immensely when it comes time for you to craft your own resume.

  • Bibliography: you should include articles on your work, television and radio interviews, and reviews in magazine, books, catalogues and newspapers who have published your art work.


  • Exhibitions: list the exhibition you have participated in, along with details like name of exhibit, place, space etc. Also, you can divide this section into separate categories such as: group shows, solo shows, invitational exhibitions etc.


  • Collections: This section can be divided into corporate collections, private collections and permanent public collections. Seek permissions before mentioning the name of the private owner of your work in the resume.


  • Publications, productions and shows: for authors and performing artists, you may include a list of your publications, productions and performances.