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K. Randall Wilcox - Art + Design

Artist’s Bio:

Randall Wilcox received his BA in Art from Cal State Northridge in 1991, and has worked professionally as a graphic designer for more than 25 years. He is the founder and partner of Once Blind Studios, a boutique graphic design studio specializing in brand design and heritage-themed products.

While graphic design has been a constant throughout his career, his passion lies in the fine arts. What began as a hobby of photography grew into a genuine, artistic pursuit. 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 has sought to illuminate the layers and contrasts inherent to our environment. Whether shooting at night around L.A., exploring a desert landscape, meandering through the Boneyard of old neon signs in Las Vegas or traveling in Prague, Budapest, Mexico, Istanbul, Cuba and Portugal, exploration has always been a key element in Wilcox’s creative process. He has mastered the art of capturing textures and the play of light and shadow in places long abandoned. He illuminates what others don’t always see. Where others find decay, he sees character. Click here to view the photography archive.

After shooting for over a decade, Wilcox began painting and exploring other types of mixed media. Using various techniques of layering and collage, his art reflects the same patterns, textures and light-play as his photography. Exploring concepts of struggle and hope, his work is a study of healing through art.

“My work as an artist is about conquering the cycles of addiction, abuse, anxiety and fear, both as part of my personal journey and as an inspiration for others. In my Icons and Legends series, I celebrate those who have fought through something to create art, whether it be fighting their own personal demons or the limitations society has tried to place on them.”

For the last two years, Wilcox has volunteered his time teaching ART HEALS classes as a part of Project Connect Nashville‘s “Work Life” program in Madison, TN.

K Randall Wilcox Fine Art
Photo: Courtney Davidson Photography

“Art can heal and empower those who create it and those who partake in it. I want my art to shine a light in the darkness of despair and struggle and celebrate the hope of overcoming.”

Current Work On Display:

“Small Batch Collection”The Library Cafe, TN – Germantown, Nashville

Past Exhibitions/Solo:

  • SHIFT, MOONSCAPES and ICONS, Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville, TN 2024
  • Lunar Landscapes & Icons & Legends, RE/MAX Homes & Estates, Nashville, TN 2022
  • Featured Artist Retrospective,  RE/MAX Homes & Estates,
    Nashville, TN 2022
  • 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:

  • 2024 Robin Metz Art Competition, Columbiana, AL
  • ArtVUE 2023, – Bellevue, TN
  • ArtBox NYC 2.0 2022, – New York, NY
  • ArtBox Miami 3.0 2022, – Miami, FL
  • Art & Soul 2018, Project Connect – Nashville, TN
  • The Journey, 2016, The Village Chapel, Nashville, TN
  • Journeys: The Photography of K. Randall Wilcox, 2015, Refinery Nashville, TN
  • 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.”

Meet My Artist Rep Heather:

Heather Floyd Swann has an extensive background in the arts. She has worked in arts advocacy, non-profit, education, live music and event planning. While in D.C., Heather taught ballet, sat on panels for a non-profit theater company, created choreography for Fringe Festival and planned photography and art exhibits and events for a non-profit art therapy and community development program, Freedom in Creation and was involved in a host of other arts events, both planning, writing and developing programs for many different organizations. When she moved to Nashville, Heather led education tours at the Country Music Hall of Fame and conducted interviews with music legends and presented live events for independent artists through her project, Storytellers Nashville.

Heather and Randy first connected in Nashville through Storytellers Nashville and they collaborated on her branding, website and promo materials. Heather has a deep passion for the arts and for how art connects people through story. She and Randy’s friendship developed through mutual love of the arts and artists and a belief that art has the power to connect people and that through art, we heal ourselves and our communities. Heather has long been a sounding board for ideas and inspiration and is excited to step into a more formal role of assisting Randy in representing his art and seeking out new opportunities to share his work with the world.

Heather FLoyd Swann