artist resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Visual Artist specializing in drawing, painting ans sculpture using found materials. Strong interest in contemporary practice, art history and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Drawing in charcoal, graphite
  • Acrylic painting
  • Knowledge of power and hand tools, casting materials
  • Photoshop , Microsoft Word, Adobe premiere
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA Expected in 1985 Master Fine Arts : Painting and Sculpture - GPA :
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA Expected in 1983 Bachelor Fine Art : Drawing and Painting - GPA :

Drawings in the Collection of SFMOMA, New Museum, Studio Museum, Addison Gallery of American Art and many private collections

Member of design team for the San Francisco Muni Light Rail Project,3rd Street Line, San Francisco, Ca. Design art elements for the Palou Station.

One man exhibitions in San Francisco at Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center and Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York

Recipient of the Pollack Kranser Grant, The Eureka Fellowship and a Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship as well as Residencies at the Headlands Center for Arts and MacDowell Colony.

2K - Artist
Sparks, MD, 04/2014 - Current
  • Completed a series of drawings based on MugShots taken from the internet using graphite sticks and power.
  • Made paintings using acrylic paint reflecting an increase in scale from previous work that focused on gesture, feel, color and the real
  • Continue work in sculpture using found materials that incorporated elements of the figure in abstraction and urban structures.
Windermere Real Estate - Foundation Tech
Shelton, WA, 08/2008 - 04/2014
  • Instructed first year college student on power tools, hand tools and shop safety.
  • Preformed minor repairs on power tools, maintained accountability of equipment and shop repair as needed,
  • Provided first aid in the event of an accident and completed incident reports. Documented special class projects using Canon EOS Rebel T2 and Sony HD Digital Video Camera. Edited in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere.
Windermere Real Estate - Real Estate Salesperson
Silverdale, WA, 2006 - 2008
  • Previewed available apartment units for rent all over Manhattan with a focus on Greenwich Village, West Village and East Village. .
  • Photographed all previewed units and advertised in New York Times, Craigslist, Multiple Listing Service BrokersNYS, Trulia, and Village Voice.
  • Average 2 to 4 rentals per month during peak spring and summer season.
  • Meet clients at unit as well as walk-ins.
  • Prequalified clients by verifying income, credit check and guarantor if needed.
  • Participated in lease signings at management office and home office for in house rentals.
  • Sold one condo unit in condo conversion building in Tribeca at $700,000,00
Logan's Roadhouse - Real Estate Salesperson
Midwest City, OK, 2005 - 2006
  • Previewed available apartment units for rent in Manhattan below 96th street with a focus on Union Square, Chelsea, Murray Hill, East Village, Lower Eastside.
  • Photographed all previewed units and advertised on Craigslist, Multiple Listing Service BrokersNYC, Village Voice and Truila.
  • Met clients at office and apartments for viewing.
  • Prequalified clients based on annual income, credit checks, and bank accounts and guarantor if required
  • Participated in lease signing and held open houses for client recruitement.
Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Peninsula - Bartender
Redwood City, CA, 2003 - 2006
  • Setup bar before and sold drinks to patrons before shows and during intermission.
  • Served an average of 40 to 50 people during peak intermissions.
  • Closeout register and return all funds to supervisor.
  • Worked at City Center and Carnegie Hall
Bok Financial Corp. - Art Instructor
Kansas City, MO, 1998 - 2002
  • Taught drawing to high school youth at Meridian After School Program.
  • Design and executed 2 large scale murals with fellow students and teachers during my tenure.
  • Lead Teacher in Youth Art Festival submission for 2001.
  • Installed and disassembled art installations.
Wunderman Thompson - Mail Clerk
Richardson, TX, 1993 - 1998
  • Process and sorted mailed for 700 employees at 2 locations.
  • Delivered mail 4 times a day.
  • Processed overnight priority mail using Fed-x, DHL, Airborne and UPS outgoing and incoming for delivery to personnel
  • Retrieve records from off sight storage and delivery to personnel
  • Shipped over 1000 boxes of records to Ford Motor Company after completion of sale and break up of divisions within company.
  • Reassigned and reschedule mail delivery to personnel after relocation
  • Completed monthly reports of accountability, put postage on mail metering machine.
Hunters Point Boys' And Girls' Club - Art Director
City, STATE, 1989 - 1993
  • Design setup and taught drawing, painting and sculpture classes to youth from ages 9 to 17.
  • Promoted students work in the local community at the Library, gym and within the club through changing exhibitions.
  • Wrote grant proposals in cooperation with club director to secure more funding for arts program.
  • Held in quarterly meetings with parents design to increase their involvement through mentorship.


Painting, Graphite Drawing, Sculpture, Welding and Oxgyen-actylene cutting, Mixed Media Construction,Photoshop, Band Saw, Table saw, Hand Tools, Drill Press and Hand Drill,Documentation, Light Carpentry, Real Estate Rentals, Team Player

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School Attended

  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • San Francisco Art Institute

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  • Artist
  • Foundation Tech
  • Real Estate Salesperson
  • Real Estate Salesperson
  • Bartender
  • Art Instructor
  • Mail Clerk
  • Art Director


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  • Bachelor Fine Art

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