Carl Randall (b. 1975, UK) is a graduate of The Slade of Fine Art, BA, Painting (1995 – 1999), The Princes Drawing School, the Drawing Year (2003), and Tokyo University of Fine Arts, MA & Doctorate, Fine Art (2006 – 2012). Most recently he won the 2012 BP Travel Award, where he has a display of 16 paintings made in Japan at The National Portrait Gallery in London till Sept 15th, then touring to Wolverhampton and Aberdeen with the 2013 BP Portrait Awards (his book ‘Japan Catalogues’ is on sale at The National Portrait Gallery bookshop). Other prizes include The 2011 Nomura Art Prize, Tokyo, Japan (the top graduate prize at Tokyo University of Fine Arts), 2nd prize twice in The William Coldstream Painting Competition at The Slade School (1996/97); and 1st prize in the 1998 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Scholarships include The Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation and MEXT Scholarships to study in Japan.
He has exhibited with various galleries – The Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at The Mall Galleries, The BP Portraits Awards at The National Portrait Gallery. In Asia he has exhibited at Art Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan; Tokyo Art Award, Japan; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Arts, as well as many private galleries in Tokyo. Artist in Residencies include ‘Hiroshima Art Document’, Hiroshima City (to meet and paint portraits of survivors of the atomic bomb); and ‘ING Fresh Eyes on Formula 1’, Fuji Speedway (to document the Formula 1 races in Japan). Next year he has solo exhibitions at The Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation in London and The Ando Hiroshige Museum in Japan.