Writing a CV

WRITING A CV

Every artist needs to have a CV prepared for exhibitions, submissions to galleries, art prizes and to include on their website for interested collectors.  A badly formatted CV can have a negative impact on arts professionals so make sure your impression is a good one by following some of the following simple rules:

•Most gallery managers/directors know what to look for in a CV so bedazzle them with your content not your fonts.  Use a standard font like Arial or  Times New Roman, in size 12 so it’s easy to read.

• List the most recent at the top of each category

• Check spelling and grammar and have someone else proof it.

•  Keep your CV up to date

• Put exhibition titles in ‘quotations’ and artwork titles in italics

•  For submissions create a short (1 page) CV of your most recent and best achievements.  If you have omitted information in a category you should add ‘(Selected)’ to your category title.  (see below sample CV) .  Your full CV can always be sent later if requested.

• Order your categories as outlined in the below Sample CV

SAMPLE CV

SHARON LOVEMYART

Born 1976, Melbourne

EDUCATION  (this refers to your higher education, or art related courses. Not where you went to primary school!)

2004 – 2008  Masters in Fine Art, V.C.A, Melbourne

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    ‘Towards the Horizon’, Peter Murphy Gallery, Sydney

2014    ‘Always & Never’, Amazon Stills Gallery, Perth

GROUP EXHIBITIONS  (SELECTED) (add this if you have omitted any listings)

2016    ‘Forever in Colour’, Peter Murphy Gallery, Sydney

2014    ‘A New Direction’, Amazon Stills Gallery, Perth

AWARDS

2015    Finalist, Timothy Perkins Art Prize 2015,  Melbourne

2014    Winner, SCAPN Art Prize 2014,  Adelaide

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2001-2015    Lecturer, Middle Eastern Arts and Culture, University of Malvern,  Melbourne

ACHIEVEMENTS

2003    Awarded Scholarship for International Art Abroad, University of Malvern,  Melbourne

COLLECTIONS

Artbank

National Gallery of Victoria

Private Collections Melbourne, UK, Singapore and Middle East

COMMISSIONS

2007  Private Commissions, Melbourne

2005  National Bank of NY, New York

2004  Perth Contemporary Arts Centre, Perth

PUBLICATIONS

‘Artists & Galleries of Australia’, Peter Smith, 2004
‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Jane Burston, 2008, Hutchinson

REVIEWS / PUBLICITY

Art & More’, Vol.29, No.2, ‘Australian Paper Awards’, Noel Swarma, 2016
City Magazine’, New York, Issue 28, 4 May 2015

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