• BIO

    • 1955

      Born, Berkshire

    • 1974-78

      Cardiff College of Art (BA Fine Art)

    • 1980-81

      Chelsea School of Art (MA Fine Art)

    • 1981-82

      Boise Scholarship to Italy

    • 1993

      Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Award, British School at Rome, Italy

    • 1996

      London Arts Board Awards to Artists

    • 2001

      Ballinglen Fellow, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co.Mayo, Ireland

    • 2003

      Returning Fellow, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo, Ireland

    • Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - Prize Winner

    • 2003-08

      Research Fellowship in Painting at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

    • 2005

      Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - First Prizewinner

    • 2008

      Artist Residency, Alayrac, France

    • 2010

      Artist Residency, Alayrac, France

    • 2011

      Returning Fellow, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland

    • 2012

      Artist in Residence, Kunstgarten, Graz, Austria

    • 2013

      Artist Residency, Alayrac, France

    • 2014

      Artist Residency, Alayrac, France

    • 2015

      Returning Fellow, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland

    • 2018

      Artist Residency, Alayrac, France

    • Elected Royal West of England Academician

    • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    • 1981

      Paintings, Brewhouse Gallery, Somerset

    • 1983

      Italian Paintings, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff

    • 1985

      New Paintings, Showroom Gallery, London

    • 1987

      Paintings and Works on Paper, L.C.F Gallery, London

    • 1990

      Madrid Series, Cairn Gallery, Gloucestershire

    • 1993

      Full Circle, British School at Rome, Italy

    • 1995

      New Work, Blue Gallery, London

    • Internal View, Oriel Theatr Clwyd, Wales

    • 1996

      Beneath the Surface Part I, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen

    • Beneath the Surface Part II, Blue Gallery, London

    • 1998

      Paintings 1992-98, Grays Inn Chambers, London

    • Works on Paper, Gallery M, London

    • 1999

      Illuminations, Blue Gallery, London

    • 2000

      New Paintings, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen

    • New Paintings, Flowers East, London

    • Etchings and Monotypes, Flowers Graphics, London

    • 2002

      New Paintings and Works on Paper, Flowers East, London

    • 2003

      Lost Light - new etchings and monoprints, Flowers Graphics, London

    • 2004

      Abstract Realities Part 1, Installation, National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff

    • Abstract Realities Part 2, Recent Work, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff

    • Abstract Realities Part 3, New Work, Flowers Central, London

    • 2005

      Mavericks - Carol Robertson: Small Paintings, Galerie Sebastianskapelle, Ulm, Germany

    • Within Sight of the Sea, Sandford Goudie Gallery, Custom House, South Shields

    • Small Paintings and Watercolours, Flowers East, London

    • 2006

      Carol Robertson - Year / East West, October Foundation, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

    • 2007

      Being There, BayArt, Cardiff

    • Dark City Light City, TRACE Gallery, Weymouth

    • 2008

      Life Lines, Flowers, New York, USA

    • 2010

      Present Past, Flowers Central, London

    • 2011

      Life Lines: works on paper, The Cold Store, Norwich

    • 2012

      Garden Project, Kunstgarten, Graz, Austria

    • Colour Stream, Flowers Gallery, New York, USA

    • 2013

      Carol Robertson Peter Foolen Editions, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

    • Carol Robertson - Circular Stories, Galerie allerArt, Bludenz, Austria

    • 2014

      Circular Stories, Flowers East, London

    • 2017

      Pointstar, Flowers Gallery, London

    • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    • 1978

      Paintings for Schools, National Museum of Wales

    • Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • Mixed Exhibition, Sherman Theatre Gallery, Cardiff

    • 1979

      Eight Artists at Yate, Avon

    • 1981

      Mixed Exhibition, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham

    • 1982

      Artists at Canterbury, Canterbury College of Art

    • Three Artists, The New Art Centre, London

    • 1984

      Industrial Sponsors, Warwick Arts Trust, London

    • 1986

      Camden Annual, Camden Arts Centre, London

    • 1988

      Group Exhibition, Showroom Gallery, London

    • 1989

      10th Anniversary Exhibition, Art for Offices, London

    • 1990

      Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina

    • The New Wapping Art Show, Collectors Gallery, London

    • 1992

      Selected Works, 199 Bishopsgate, London

    • Solstice, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth

    • 1993

      Inaugural Exhibition, Coram Gallery, London

    • Carol Robertson & Trevor Sutton, Stansell Gallery, Somerset

    • Critics' Choice, Christies, London

    • Moving into View, Arts Council of Great Britain, Royal Festival Hall, London

    • Arte e Altro, British School at Rome, Italy

    • 1994

      Contemporary Arts Society Art Market, Royal Festival Hall, London

    • British Abstract Art Part 1: Painting, Flowers East, London

    • New Painting, Arts Council of Great Britain, London (National touring exhibition 1994-96)

    • 1995

      Cabinet Paintings, Blue Gallery, London

    • Contemporary Arts Society Art Market, Royal Festival Hall, London

    • Elemental, Blue Gallery, London

    • East International, Norwich Gallery/Sainsbury Centre, Norwich

    • L'Art du Tampon, Musee de la Poste, Paris

    • British Contemporary Art, Smiths Gallery, London

    • A Room of One's Own, Museum of Women's Art, Art '95, London

    • Contemporary Miniatures, Blue Gallery, London

    • 1996

      British Abstract Art Part III: Works on Paper, Flowers East, London

    • The Last Dance, Oriel Theatre Clwyd, Wales

    • 1997

      History - MAG Collection, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (National touring exhibition 1997-98)

    • Downeen Collection Part II, Angela Flowers (Ireland) Inc., Downeen, County Cork, Ireland

    • A Quality of Light, St Ives International, Tate St Ives and Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall (and installation St Ives Parish Church)

    • 1998

      Small is Beautiful Part XVI: Music, Flowers East, London

    • Carol Robertson & Helen Sear, Artlab, Imperial College, London

    • 1999

      Small is Beautiful, Part XVII: Millennium, Flowers East, London

    • British Abstract Paintings, Small is Beautiful, Part 1: Abstract, Flowers West, Santa Monica, California

    • Ten New Abstract Paintings, Flowers East, London

    • Watercolour C21, Bankside Gallery, London

    • 2000

      Small is Beautiful: Self Portraits, Flowers East, London

    • Mondiale Echo's, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoot, Netherlands

    • Artists' Choice, Flowers East, London

    • 5 British Abstract Painters, Flowers West, Santa Monica, California

    • In a Marine Light, The Customs House Gallery, South Shields (curated by Mel Gooding)

    • Angela Flowers Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers West, Santa Monica, California

    • Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Art, London

    • Angela Flowers Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers East, London

    • 2001

      October Foundation, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria

    • The Print Show, Flowers Graphics, London

    • Small Is Beautiful: Still Life, Flowers East, London

    • The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

    • Flowers Graphics, at Flowers Central, London

    • British Abstract Painting, Flowers East, London

    • New Publications, Flowers Graphics, London

    • 2002

      Small is Beautiful: Voyage, Flowers East, London

    • Five Abstract Printmakers, Flowers Graphics, London

    • Paint on Print, Flowers Graphics, London

    • New Publications, Flowers Graphics, London

    • Summer Exhibition, Flowers West, Santa Monica, California

    • New Art from North Mayo, Courthouse Gallery, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland

    • UWIC Art & Design, Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff

    • 2003

      Small is Beautiful XXI: War and Peace, Flowers Central, London

    • Flowers Graphics 2003, Flowers Graphics, London

    • Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London (touring to Sculpture Hall, Manchester Town Hall)

    • New British Art II, Flowers, New York

    • Ballinglen: The Artist in Rural Ireland, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers West, Santa Monica, California

    • Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Art, London

    • 2004

      Small is Beautiful, Flowers Central, London

    • Trace Editions, Hirschl Contemporary Art, London

    • Twenty Years Working with Tullis, Behind Door Nine, University Art Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California, USA

    • Three Abstract Painters, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff

    • The Lionel Phillips Collection, Aitkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset

    • Hunting Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London

    • Less is More, Harrow Museum, Middlesex

    • 2005

      Drawing Out the City, BayArt, Cardiff

    • Out of Ireland - Carol Robertson and Trevor Sutton, Galerie Weinberger, Copenhagen

    • Small is Beautiful XXIII, Flowers Central, London

    • The Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London

    • Images from North Mayo, Courthouse Gallery Ballycastle, Co.Mayo, Ireland

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in Scotland and Wales: transformation and influence, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

    • Far from the Sea, October Foundation Projects, Kunstlerhaus Palais, Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria

    • Angela Flowers Gallery 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers East / Flowers Central, London

    • Art on Paper, The Gate Art Centre, Cardiff

    • 2006

      Small is Beautiful XXIV Portraits, Flowers Central, London

    • Gallery Artists, Flowers Central, London

    • Eight Artists, University Hospital, Birmingham

    • 2007

      Small Is Beautiful, Flowers Central, London and Flowers Madison Avenue, New York

    • 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • rich & strange – altered books, Flock Gallery, UWN, Newport

    • New Work by Gallery Artists, Flowers Central, London

    • Twenty – 20 Years of Arts in Hospital, Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester

    • Comtemporary Prints Flowers Graphics, Graphic Studio, Dublin

    • Prints, Flowers, Madison Ave, New York

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • Black & White, SE1 Gallery, London

    • 2008

      Small is Beautiful XXVI, Flowers Central, London

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • Mountain With Boat, Peter Foolen Editions, Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch, VK’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

    • Mono, Flowers Graphics, London

    • 2009

      Small is Beautiful XXVII, Flowers Central, London

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • 2010

      Small is Beautiful XXVIII, Flowers Central, London

    • Black & White, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • One Blue Moment, (curated by Peter Foolen) Galerie Schütte, Essen Kettwig, Germany

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • Take Two: Carol Robertson + Trevor Sutton, NSA Noborimachi Artspace, Hiroshima, Japan

    • 2011

      Small is Beautiful XXIX, Flowers Central, London

    • Images from North Mayo, Courthouse Gallery, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland

    • Double Vision – Carol Robertson + Trevor Sutton, Ritter Gallery, Klagenfurt, Austria

    • NSA Collection, Noborimachi Space of Art, Hiroshima, Japan

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • Crossroads, Hyatt Regency - The Churchill, London

    • 2012

      Bite: Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries, London

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • Abstract Critical - Newcomers Award, Kings Place Gallery, London (Touring Show)

    • Ha Ha What Does This Represent? Standpoint Gallery, London

    • 25 Years, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Masters of British Abstraction Flowers, New York

    • 2013

      No Particular Order, The Gallery, Resort Studios, Margate

    • A Collector's Eye - Artworks from the van Hulten Collection, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen-Oranjewoud, Holland

    • Imprints, curated by Matthew Tyson, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany

    • Pop And Abstract, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

    • From Circle to Square and Back, Flowers East, London

    • 2014

      Wash, Resort Gallery, Margate

    • The Print Show, Flowers London

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • Perfectionism, Griffin Gallery, London

    • 2015

      Kind of Blue, Candida Stevens, Chichester

    • KA! Editions, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Spendhaus, Reutlingen, Germany

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • From Centre, Loud & Western Building London

    • 2016

      Imperfect Reverse, Camberwell Project Space, London touring to Anglia Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge

    • harvest, Kunstraumlangenlois, Austria

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • The Tim Sayer Bequest, The Hepworth Wakefield

    • 2017

      Synthesis, Cinnabar, San Antonio, Texas

    • Mémoirs - Carol Robertson + Trevor Sutton, Imprints, Crest, France

    • Mono, Flowers East, London

    • Make A Mark, ARTHOUSE1, London

    • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • Lifelines - Roger Ackling, Carol Robertson, Trevor Sutton, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    • Color Shape Form, Flowers Gallery, New York, USA

    • 2018

      Dialogues - Prints by Fiona Grady, Tess Jaray, Carol Robertson, Bridget Riley, Flowers Gallery, London

    • Proof Positive, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow

    • Autumn Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    • KA! 25 Ans d’Edition, Imprints Galerie, Crest, France 2019

    • 2019

      Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • Flowers Contemporary, Flowers London

    • Works on Paper, Campden Gallery, Chipping Camden

    • Heat, curated by David Blackaller at Zembla, Hawick, Scotland

    • VERBINDUNGEN/Connections, kunstGarten, Graz, Austria

    • The Art of Collaboration, Heong Gallery, Downing College, Cambridge

    • Backyard Sculpture, Domo Baal, London

    • Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    • Possible Architectures, curated by Patrick Morrissey + Hanz Hancock, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London

    • Left Field, LHQ Gallery, Cork

    • 2020

      HARDPAINTINGx2, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton

    • 50x50, Flowers Gallery, London

    • Dear Painting, Nordic Art Agency, Malmö, Sweden

    • New Decade, Cinnabar, San Antonio, Texas USA

    • PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

    • Artotheque d'Annecy, France

    • Arts Council of Great Britain, London

    • Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art, Ireland

    • Bodelwydden Castle, Wales

    • Contemporary Art Society, London

    • Dorset County Hospital

    • Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

    • Government Art Collection, London

    • London College of Furniture

    • MAG Collection, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

    • Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, Netherlands

    • National Museum & Gallery, Wales

    • New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge

    • New York Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women + Newborns

    • New York University, Langone Medical Centre Art Collection

    • Royal West of England Academy

    • St George’s Hospital, London

    • St Mary's Church, Yate

    • University Hospital, Birmingham

    • University Hospital, Coventry

    • SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

    • AIG

    • British Land

    • Clifford Chance

    • Deutsche Bank

    • The Economist

    • Ernst & Young

    • Fidelity International

    • Goldman Sachs

    • Hammersons plc

    • IG Group plc

    • J Sainsbury plc

    • Mitsui

    • P&O

    • Pearson Group

    • Prudential

    • Schroder UK

    • Scottish Equitable

    • BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • 1993

      Sacha Craddock, Moving into View - Recent British Paintings, ACGB Publications, Spring

    • Jon Thomson, Catalogue Essay - Full Circle, Rome, April

    • Mel Gooding, Catalogue Essay - Critic's Choice, Christies, September

    • Lionel Phillips, Somerset County Gazette, October

    • 1994

      British Abstract Art Part 1: Painting, Momentum Publishing

    • Tim Hilton, Independent on Sunday, August

    • William Packer, Financial Times, August

    • Mary Rose Beaumont, Art Review, November

    • 1995

      Giles Baker Smith, Catalogue Essay - A Room of One's Own, Museum of Women's Art, January

    • Celia Lyttleton, Tatler, February

    • The New Exhibitionists, Art Review, February

    • East International, Catalogue, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk

    • Richard Stone, The Observer Review, August

    • Sacha Craddock, The Times, Augus

    • Robert Clark, The Guardian Guide, October

    • 1996

      Mel Gooding, Catalogue Essay, Carol Robertson - Beneath the Surface

    • Mel Gooding, Why Painting?, Art Monthly, October

    • 1997

      A Quality of Light, St Ives International

    • Michael Birt, The Light Fantastic, The Tate Magazine (Centenary Issue), Summer

    • William Packer, Light in the West, Financial Times, May

    • Richard Ingleby, On the Right Wavelength, The Independent, May

    • Frank Ruhurmund, A Quality of Light, The Cornishman, May

    • Andrew Mead, Light that Enhances the Landscape, Architects Journal, Summer

    • Light Touch, Inside Cornwall, June

    • Claire Lofting, In Nature's Shadow, Blueprint, June

    • Valerie Reardon, A Quality of Light, Art Monthly, June

    • Illuminations, Artists & Illustrators, June

    • History, Catalogue, Ferens Art Gallery

    • ArtLab, IC Reporter, January

    • Iona Spens, ArtLab, AD Magazine, January

    • 1998

      ArtLab, Guardian Guide, January

    • Tim Hilton, The Independent, December

    • William Packer, Financial Times, December

    • 1999

      Bringing the Outside In, Catalogue, Dorset Hospital

    • Richard Ingleby, Carol Robertson - Illumination, The Independent Information, March

    • Watercolour C21, Bankside Gallery, July

    • 2000

      Sacha Craddock, Catalogue Essay - Carol Robertson - New Paintings, Flowers East, January

    • Richard Ingleby, Preview, The Independent, March

    • Lionel Phillips, Ixion Magazine, March

    • Feature Article, Lights of my Life, ES Magazine, 17 November

    • 2001

      Artists' Book, October Foundation, published on the occasion of exhibition at Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria (edition 125)

    • Matthew Collings, Catalogue Essay, British Abstract Painting, ISBN 1902945271

    • 2003

      Frank Whitford, Review Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Sunday Times, 7 September

    • Laura Gascoigne, Introduction and essays Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition-Prize winners catalogue, September

    • Book Artlab, by Artlab, Praline and John Slyce 26 November, ISBN 0-9540377-1-5

    • Catalogue The Artist in Rural Ireland, with essays by Luke O'Donnell, Peter Maxwell

    • 2004

      Catalogue Carol Robertson, Abstract Realities, Foreword by Michael Tooby, Essay by Sue Hubbard. ISBN 1902945 45X

    • 2005

      Otfied Kappeler, Sudwestpresse, Review, Carol Robertson, Mavericks, Galerie Sebastiankapelle, 7 April

    • Rolf Hesse, NUZ, Review, Carol Robertson, Mavericks, Galerie Sebastiankapelle, 12 April

    • Frank Whitford, Review, The Right Stripes, Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Sunday Times, 4 September

    • Year Artists Book by Carol Robertson published by October Foundation, Netherlands, ISBN 90-76667-09-8

    • 2006

      A Year in Watercolour - Carol Robertson, The Artist, January

    • Rob Schoonen, Eindhovens Dagblad, Stitching October - Van Abbemuseum, Review 8 July

    • 2007

      Book, Dark City Light City Michele Roberts & Carol Robertson, published by TRACE Editions, 2007. ISBN 978-09550945-3-8

    • Emma Hill Content over Form - Artists' Books, Dark City Light City Review, Printmaking Today, Volume 16, Autumn

    • 2008

      Sue Hubbard, Review, Small Is Beautiful XXV1, The Independent 29 December

    • 2010

      Catalogue Royal Academy Illustrated, Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, June. ISBN 978-1-905711-56-7

    • 2011

      Kailas Elmer, Review, Crossroads – Trappings, Friezes and Being Female Trebuchet Magazine 9 March

    • 2012

      Ha Ha What Does This Represent Exhibition catalogue with essay by Dave Ryan, February

    • Garden Review, Kunstgarten, Walter Titz in Kleine Zeitung 25 May

    • Standpoint Magazine, In Memory: Marie Colvin, by Carol Robertson, September Issue 45

    • Carol Robertson - Colour Stream, book with essay by Chris Yetton. ISBN 978-1-906412-51-7

    • 2013

      Article Traditional Talent - London Original Print Fair, Arts and Antiques, March

    • A Collector's Eye - van Hulten Collection, book with essay by Chris Yetton titled A British Adventure, published for Museum Belvédère, Holland, September. ISBN-978-94-90673-13-0

    • 2014

      Carol Robertson Trevor Sutton - French Paintings, published by Peter Foolen Editions, October. ISBN 978-94-90673-19-2

    • 2015

      Standpoint Magazine, Drawing Board - Carol Robertson, January / February Issue 69

    • 2016

      Imperfect Reverse, catalogue with essay by Laurence Noga, ISBN 9781908971524

    • 2019

      A Question of Responsibility KunstGarten Graz review, Kronenzeitung / Kultur 15 May

    • 2020

      H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G_x2 exhibition catalogue, essays by Della Gooden ISBN 978-1-5272-5538-8