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
1981Paintings, Brewhouse Gallery, Somerset
1983Italian Paintings, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff
1985New Paintings, Showroom Gallery, London
1987Paintings and Works on Paper, L.C.F Gallery, London
1990Madrid Series, Cairn Gallery, Gloucestershire
1993Full Circle, British School at Rome, Italy
1995New Work, Blue Gallery, London
Internal View, Oriel Theatr Clwyd, Wales
1996Beneath the Surface Part I, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen
Beneath the Surface Part II, Blue Gallery, London
1998Paintings 1992-98, Grays Inn Chambers, London
Works on Paper, Gallery M, London
1999Illuminations, Blue Gallery, London
2000New Paintings, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen
New Paintings, Flowers East, London
Etchings and Monotypes, Flowers Graphics, London
2002New Paintings and Works on Paper, Flowers East, London
2003Lost Light – new etchings and monoprints, Flowers Graphics, London
2004Abstract 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
2005Mavericks – 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
2006Carol Robertson – Year / East West, October Foundation, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2007Being There, BayArt, Cardiff
Dark City Light City, TRACE Gallery, Weymouth
2008Life Lines, Flowers, New York, USA
2010Present Past, Flowers Central, London
2011Life Lines: works on paper, The Cold Store, Norwich
2012Garden Project, Kunstgarten, Graz, Austria
Colour Stream, Flowers Gallery, New York, USA
2013Carol Robertson Peter Foolen Editions, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Carol Robertson – Circular Stories, Galerie allerArt, Bludenz, Austria
2014Circular Stories, Flowers East, London
2017Pointstar, Flowers Gallery, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1978Paintings for Schools, National Museum of Wales
Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Mixed Exhibition, Sherman Theatre Gallery, Cardiff
1979Eight Artists at Yate, Avon
1981Mixed Exhibition, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
1982Artists at Canterbury, Canterbury College of Art
Three Artists, The New Art Centre, London
1984Industrial Sponsors, Warwick Arts Trust, London
1986Camden Annual, Camden Arts Centre, London
1988Group Exhibition, Showroom Gallery, London
198910th Anniversary Exhibition, Art for Offices, London
1990Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
The New Wapping Art Show, Collectors Gallery, London
1992Selected 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
1994Contemporary 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
1996British 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)
1998Small is Beautiful Part XVI: Music, Flowers East, London
Carol Robertson & Helen Sear, Artlab, Imperial College, London
1999Small 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
2000Small 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
2001October 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
2002Small 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
2003Small 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
2004Small 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
2005Drawing 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
2006Small is Beautiful XXIV Portraits, Flowers Central, London
Gallery Artists, Flowers Central, London
Eight Artists, University Hospital, Birmingham
2007Small 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
2008Small 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
2009Small is Beautiful XXVII, Flowers Central, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2010Small 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
2011Small 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
2012Bite: 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
2013No 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
2014Wash, Resort Gallery, Margate
The Print Show, Flowers London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Perfectionism, Griffin Gallery, London
2015Kind 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
2016Imperfect 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
2017Synthesis, 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
2018Dialogues – 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
2019Summer 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
2020HARDPAINTINGx2, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton
50×50, Flowers Gallery, London
Dear Painting, Nordic Art Agency, Malmö, Sweden
New Decade, Cinnabar, San Antonio, Texas USA
Gommisti, Imprints Galerie, Crest, France
Révisions, Imprints Galerie, Crest, France
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
1993Sacha 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
1994British 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, August
Robert Clark, The Guardian Guide, October
1996Mel Gooding, Catalogue Essay, Carol Robertson – Beneath the Surface
Mel Gooding, Why Painting?, Art Monthly, October
1997A 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
1998ArtLab, Guardian Guide, January
Tim Hilton, The Independent, December
William Packer, Financial Times, December
1999Bringing the Outside In, Catalogue, Dorset Hospital
Richard Ingleby, Carol Robertson – Illumination, The Independent Information, March
Watercolour C21, Bankside Gallery, July
2000Sacha 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
2001Artists’ 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
2003Frank 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
2004Catalogue Carol Robertson, Abstract Realities, Foreword by Michael Tooby, Essay by Sue Hubbard. ISBN 1902945 45X
2005Otfied 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
2006A 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
2011Kailas Elmer, Review, Crossroads – Trappings, Friezes and Being Female Trebuchet Magazine 9 March
2012Ha 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
2013Article 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
2014Carol Robertson Trevor Sutton – French Paintings, published by Peter Foolen Editions, October. ISBN 978-94-90673-19-2
2015Standpoint Magazine, Drawing Board – Carol Robertson, January / February Issue 69
2016Imperfect Reverse, catalogue with essay by Laurence Noga, ISBN 9781908971524
2019A Question of Responsibility KunstGarten Graz review, Kronenzeitung / Kultur 15 May
2020H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G_x2 exhibition catalogue, essays by Della Gooden ISBN 978-1-5272-5538-8