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Carol Robertson

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
One Person 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
2017
Synthesis , Cinnabar, San Antonio, Texas
Mémoirs - Carol Robertson + Trevor Sutton, Imprints, Crest, France
Make A Mark, ARTHOUSE1, London
Mono, Flowers East, 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
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
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
2014
Wash, Resort Gallery, Margate
The Print Show, Flowers London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Perfectionism, Griffin Gallery, London
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
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
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
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
2009
Small is Beautiful XXVII, Flowers Central, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, 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
2007
Small Is Beautiful, Flowers Central, London Small Is Beautiful, 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
2006
Small is Beautiful XXIV Portraits, Flowers Central, London
Gallery Artists, Flowers Central, London
Eight Artists, University Hospital, Birmingham
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, Royal Academy of Arts, London
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
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
2003
Small is Beautiful XXI: War and Peace, Flowers Central, London
Flowers Graphics 2003, Flowers Graphics, London
The 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
2003 Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Art, 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
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
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
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
1998
Small is Beautiful Part XVI: Music, Flowers East, London
Carol Robertson & Helen Sear, Artlab, Imperial College, London
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 Gallery, St Ives and Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall (and installation St Ives Parish Church)
1996
British Abstract Art Part III: Works on Paper, Flowers East, London
The Last Dance, Oriel Theatre Clwyd, Wales
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
1994
Contemporary Miniatures, Blue Gallery, London
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)
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
1992
Selected Works, 199 Bishopsgate, London
Solstice, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth
1990
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
The New Wapping Art Show, Collectors Gallery, London
1989
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Art for Offices, London
1998
Group Exhibition, Showroom Gallery, London
1986
Camden Annual, Camden Arts Centre, London
1984
Industrial Sponsors, Warwick Arts Trust, London
Group Exhibition, Showroom Gallery, London
1982
Artists at Canterbury, Canterbury College of Art
Three Artists, The New Art Centre, London
1981
Mixed Exhibition, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
1979
Eight Artists at Yate, Avon
1978
Paintings for Schools, National Museum of Wales
Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Mixed Exhibition, Sherman Theatre Gallery, Cardiff
Public Collections
Artotheque d'Annecy, France
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Ballinglen Archive, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Bodelwyddan 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, Netherlands
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge
New York University, Langone Collection
St George's Hospital, London
St Mary's Church, Yate
University Hospital, Birmingham
University Hospital, Coventry
Selected Corporate Collections
AIG
British Land
The Economist
Ernst & Young
Fidelity International
Goldman Sachs
Hammersons plc
IG Group plc
J Sainsbury plc
Mitsui
P&O
Pearson Group
Prudential
Scottish Equitable
Schroder UK
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, Catalogue
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
1998
ArtLab, IC Reporter, January
Iona Spens, ArtLab, AD Magazine, January
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


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