Art critics are employed by newspapers, magazines, journals, and websites to write articles about artworks, art exhibits, art galleries, artists, and other facets of the arts. Art critics view artworks, attend art events, and conduct interviews to be able to make a detailed review of their subjects. They may also conduct research and surveys to get additional information and the opinion of the public which they may include in their write-ups. Art critics must therefore be highly skilled in writing and highly knowledgeable of art history and the art scene. Art critics may specialize in a certain field such as painting or sculpture.
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High Street, Highgate
London, N6 9JG
Skilled writer with extensive knowledge in art history and techniques is looking for a job as an art critic for a lifestyle magazine where I can employ my knowledge and share them to the advantage of the company.
Summary of Qualification
- Four years working as an art critic for a reputable magazine.
- Exceptional skill in oral and written communication.
- Excellent research and interview skills.
- Possess sound understanding of art history and techniques.
- Familiar with the work of different artists.
- Adept in the use of computer applications such as Microsoft Word.
Career Experience/Job History
2006 – Present: Art Critic, Relevant Art Magazine
- Search for subjects and topics for approval by editor.
- Attend art exhibits and view artworks in galleries for careful review.
- Write and edit articles for publication.
2001 – 2005: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, London University
Professional reference will be furnished upon request.