Recent Graduate, Self-Employed Artist, and experienced Gallery Assistant and Account Executive Associate, currently running my own business online and from my studio in South West London. Have lived and studied in Edinburgh and Budapest, and have undertaken work in galleries in countries worldwide, including Scotland, Canada and USA. Looking for opportunities in the London area within the commercial art sector, with a specific interest in positions in which I can promote inclusion and diversity of people (women in particular). Key skills: - Strong interpersonal and client management skills - Effective organisational and administrative capabilities - Enthusiastic team player - Flexible and proactive approach to work - Able to build effective, long-lasting professional relationships using emotional intelligence - Proficient user of Microsoft Office, digital design and CRM software - Keen learner and creative problem-solver Major achievements: - Launched business out of university, obtaining over 10 commissions in the first 3 months - Have had artwork featured on Project Verbatim, and currently on Unseen Art Website - Earned a £1,500 profit over the course of my week-long degree show, alongside being invited to exhibit artworks at Art Pistol Gallery’s ‘Breakout Artists 2019’ in Glasgow, and ‘Orbit Art Graduate Show 2019’ in London - Entrusted with key leadership and client management tasks within first 2 months of Account Executive Internship at IFF - Awarded the chance to study at prestigious Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest for a semester in 2017 - Organised a client lunch in Gallery Assistant role at Tom Thomson Gallery Canada, looking after and networking with artists and buyers, resulting in an invite to intern at Judy Chicago’s studio Keen to talk and collaborate with like-minded individuals.
Self Employed ArtistCharlotte Hicks Art
London, United KingdomFull Time
• Currently manage all commercial aspects of my business; setting prices, handling sales, organising calendar, distributing invoices, and creating exposure by building a website and social media profile. • Have developed and maintained a commercial relationship with buyers since graduating, using my exceptional interpersonal and networking skills to obtain further commissions, sales and invites to exhibitions. • Continue to liaise and negotiate with galleries such as Art Pistol, who wish to purchase certain pieces for their collection.
- London, United KingdomPart Time
• Developed a greater commercial understanding of the retail industry, understanding how exceptional service can influence customer sales to reach daily company targets. • Worked collaboratively with colleagues to provide this service, being flexible within our assigned roles if anyone needed extra assistance and providing help and advice to new staff members. • Used strong communication skills to resolve queries in high pressured situations, learning to take my own initiative to solve problems, remaining calm, positive and treating customers with respect.
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- Adobe Photoshop
- Market Research
- Foreign Languages
- Office Administration
Erasmus Exchange ProgrammHungarian University of Fine Arts
- Budapest, Hungary
Studied painting Hungarian University of Fine Arts for a Erasmus semester. Courses included: Colour Studies, Photoshop Tutorials, Hungarian Language, Contemporary Art Studies.
BA (Hons) Fine Art - PaintingEdinburgh College of Art
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Achieved High 2:1 Honours Degree (69%). Degree included Visual Research Studies (with courses in Visual Culture, Modern and Postmodern Studies and Themes in Contemporary Art), Contemporary Artistic Research, Presentation and Screen Printing Modules. Took optional electives in Italian and Social Anthropology. Dissertation Title (12,000 words): A Tool for Empowerment or Exclusion? Exploring the Internet’s Democratic Potential as a means of Including All Women’s Voices into the Contemporary Feminist Discourse.
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