This is just a posting for me to reference in writing up a CV for my art career
Always include the following sections:
NAME / CONTACT DETAILS
As well as your name, include where and when you were born and where you live and work. The essential information required here are your contact details: email, address, and contact telephone number.
9206 Dellwood Dr, SW
Vienna VA 22180
1996 - 2000 NOVA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associates Degree - Communication Design
Illustration Specialization, Electronic Graphic Design Specialization
1991 – 1992 ART INSTRUCTION SCHOOLS, INC.
Development in art education.
Details of your educational history with most recent first. Only go as far as qualifications attained after secondary school: degree / postgraduate / etc.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS/ PRODUCTIONS
Any solo exhibitions/ productions you may have had, including year, name, gallery, location, publisher, venue.. (eg London). If you have had a lot of solo exhibitions, make the heading 'Selected Solo Exhibitions' and only include the most interesting and impressive
2010 The Lederer, Lockhart and Bridge Galleries of SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
Lay out the information as above, but for group exhibitions. Some artists choose to include the name of the curator, particularly if s/he is well known. Again, if you have had a lot of these, make the heading 'Selected Group Exhibitions' and include the most interesting and impressive.
Has anyone bought your work? If so, your work is now part of their collection. Again, year (of purchase) first, followed by name of collector / foundation / company etc.
Have you won or been short-listed for any awards? Give details of these.
Cover Art - Spy in the House of Fitzwalter; 2008 Phoenix Tree Press
Interior Art - The Eddifox Origins; 2005 Trafford Publishing
Cover Art - Icarian Dreams; 2001 Labyrinth Ent.
Information on any publications that have written about you or your work, or information about any publications you have written for. It is best to include the name of essay / article, name of the publication, Issue / Volume number and date so it can be looked up. Include an online reference if there is one.
Depending on the opportunity, also include these sections - think about the opportunity you are applying for and the experience you have, and include only the relevant headings and information:
2008 - Private Collection, "EarthBattle" and "WaterBattle"
2008 - Commisioned for album cover, "JesusHell"
2007 - Commissioned by Phoenix Tree Press, "Phoenix Tree Logo"
2005 - Private Collection, "Maternal Love-Heavenly Love"
2005 - Private Collection, "flutterEyes"
2005 - Commissioned by Trafford Publishing, "Eddifox Hero" and "Raven"
2005 - Commisioned for album cover, "The Wave"
2004 - Commisioned for album cover, "staticVoid"
2003 - Commisioned for album cover, "depth"
2001 - Commissioned by Labyrinth Entertainement, "Icarian Dreams"
Details of any work that has been commissioned for you to undertake. Commissions are important to include as they show the level of trust someone has made in you with their money. Include year, commissioner, and what the outcome was (eg, portrait, public artwork, etc)
Details of any residencies you have taken part in, including year and name of residency. Where the residency was particularly impressive, include one short sentence outlining the sort of research you carried out.
Mention professional organizations, local, regional and national to which you belong. If you have served as a volunteer or held a position within the organization, then mention this information as well.
List any relevant experience you have and where and when you took part in specific projects. Include web links where you can.
Suitable for artists who produce publications as part of their practice (i.e. artists books). Information should be organised as above.
For all of the above, rather than write lots on information about each entry, include a website URL where possible so more information can be found.
Add more headings only if absolutely applicable.