Artist’s Bio

K. Randall Wilcox has worked professionally as a graphic designer for more than 20 years, but his passion lies in the fine arts. What began as a hobby of photography grew into a passion and an artistic outlet. His influences include great painters such as Rauschenberg, Warhol, and Pollock, as well as photographers Stieglitz, Cartier-Bresson, Sudek and Brassai. Inspired by these artists, Wilcox seeks to illuminate the layers and contrasts inherent our environment.After shooting for over a decade, Wilcox began painting and is now exploring other types of mixed media expressions.Travel is one of the great enjoyments in life for Wilcox. Whether it is the desert, Prague, Budapest, Mexico, Istanbul, Cuba, urban United States or the Boneyard of old neon signs in Las Vegas, he loves to shoot and experiment with texture. Where others find decay, he sees character. Wilcox received his BA in Art from Cal State Northridge in 1991, and is the founder and partner of Once Blind Studios, a boutique graphic design studio specializing in brand design and heritage-themed products.

Current Work On Display:

Landon Cole Furniture, Los Angeles, CA

Past Exhibitions/Solo:

  • The Journey, TVC, Nashville, TN 2016
  • Journeys: The Photography of K. Randall Wilcox, Refinery, Nashville TN 2015
  • New in Town, c4yourself Gallery, Cincinnati OH 2010
  • Solo, NoHo Business Improvement District main office, North Hollywood, CA 2007
  • Solace: a Decade of Images from Travel Through the Deserts of the Southwest, Gallery 5350, North Hollywood, CA 2004

Past Exhibitions/Group:

  • Art Comes Alive 2014, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH
  • Art Comes Alive 2013, Art Design Consultants. Cincinnati, OH
  • Art Comes Alive 2012, Art Design Consultants. Cincinnati, OH
  • Art Design Consultants Cincinnati, OH 2011
  • Venue 222, Cincinnati, OH 2011
  • Arizona Artists Guild, Phoenix, AZ 2010
  • AIDS Service Center, Pasadena, CA 2009
  • Urban Colony, Sherman Oaks, CA 2008
  • Los Tres, Community Redevelopment Agency, Los Angeles, CA 2008
  • Lakehouse Galleries, North Hollywood, CA 2007-2008
  • A Taste of Art, NoHo Gallery LA Grand Opening, North Hollywood, CA 2005
  • Holiday, Gallery 5350, North Hollywood, CA 2004
  • Budapest, The Julia Dean Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA 2003

Awards:

  • Art Comes Alive, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Exhibit Award for “29 Demiritas” 2014
  • Art Comes Alive, Gallery Award for “La Escalera” 2013
  • Art Comes Alive, Larson Juhl Framing Award 2012
  • Art Comes Alive, Purchase Award for “Grand Staircase” 2012
  • Honor of Distinction, Amateur Category, Black and White Spider Awards (for “Cameo Theatre”) 2007
  • Third Place, Photography Category, NoHo Arts Festival 2004 (for “Coaldale Door”) 2004

Education:

BA in Two-Dimensional Art: Cal State University, Northridge, 1991“I believe that art is about documenting life from a different perspective that others might not see or experience. It’s about finding inspiration in subtle surroundings, such as the beauty in an old weathered door or storm clouds creeping over the mountain. Along this journey we adapt, grow, and hopefully find our way.”