Resume Writing

When we have our exhibition, everyone will be expected to provide a resume for the exhibition binder. It is ok if you have never written a resume for an exhibition before – it is very easy. Here are the steps:

  1. Your Name should be the biggest text on the page and it goes at the top. Directly under your name goes your email address, and website or blog if you you have one. Do not put your phone number or address here (you never know who might be reading your resume when you set it out in a public space).
  2. Next, you list your Education (college only): Name of the college, the degree you are earning with expected graduation date, and any minors.
  3. Next, you list any Exhibitions you have been in (if you haven’t been in any, then just leave this section off your resume). The exhibition listing should be listed in reverse chronological order with the latest exhibition listed first. Include the date, title, venue, and city/state.
  4. If you need to fill space on your resume, you can include a section called “Courses Taken” where you list any relevant courses you have taken (usually related to the arts).
  5. Feel free to include a section for your Skills. This could include things like Adobe Photoshop, oil painting, digital photography, etc.
  6. Memberships are always a good thing to list on a resume. This could include student clubs and professional organizations.
  7. Related Professional Experience is a good heading that can fill space on your resume if necessary. This is where you would list work experience that may be only slightly related to art exhibits (part time jobs, work-study positions, theatre experience, etc).

Check out this sample resume:

Jane Doe  |

West Virginia Wesleyan College
BA Art & Gender Studies, Minor in Theatre
*expected graduation: May 2014

Lucille’s Living Room Time, The Corner Gallery, Buckhannon WV [solo exhibit]
#Blurred Lines, The Corner Gallery, Buckhannon WV
Go Home Art, You’re Drunk, The Student Art League Gallery, Buckhannon WV
Dead Line, The Student Art League Gallery, Buckhannon WV

– Performance Art & Gender
– Intermedia Topics I: Natural versus Unnatural
– Design Fundamentals
– Drawing I

digital photography, oil painting, Adobe Photoshop

– Student Art League (active member 2012-Present, Vice-President 2013-14)
– WVWC Chapter of AIGA (active member 2013-Present)

– Life Model for Johnson Community College Drawing and Painting courses
– Work-Study at the Sleeth Gallery, Buckhannon WV
– Resident Assistant at Flemming Hall, West Virginia Wesleyan College
– Office Assistant at The Dance Factory, Buckhannon WV
– Actor (sergeant of police) in West Virginia Wesleyan College Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of Pirates of Penzance