Painting, Fine Art

Carole Robb

United Kingdom

Fine Art, Painting

Carole Robb
Carole Robb
United Kingdom
February 13, 2015
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Carole Robb is well-known Scottish painter famous for her simple and effective acrylic and watercolor paintings.

She was born in Scotland and studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Reading England (MFA 1979). She studied with Terry Frost. Numerous solo shows include Arnolfini – Bristol, AIR – London, South London Art Gallery, C’a d’Oro – Rome, J.T.Fassbinder – Berlin – Forum Gallery, New York, NY and Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY.

Robb’s grandiose images coincide with the scale and theme of her work. She travels from New York to London and Rome to rediscover the romantic and aesthetic atmosphere of each of these Cities of Love. She catches couples embracing in the same locations that couples embraced centuries ago. Her work studies personal relationships and the romances and emotions that cohabit them. She replicates what it’s like to be in love on canvas. As Robb says in her own words, “Every generation rediscovers passion…We can look back at the epic tale of the lover affair between Paris and Helen of Troy that started a war to see the moral complexities of love, but in its simplest form it’s to do with emotional connection… 27 centuries later we still feel the immediate emotional connection.” Love or the lack of love is a base connection of what it is to be human.

Peter de Francia, a painter and author, says of Robb, “What appears to be the most impressive feature of her work is the manner in which she fuses memory with freshness of renewed experience. Carole Robb’s paintings are in part touchstones of reality- of here and now- merged with the graduated experience derived from the past. This is why her work is and will remain memorable.”

Major awards include the British Prix de Rome, a Fulbright award, and a British Arts Council Major Award. Her work is represented in private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Imperial War Museum, London. Carole Robb is a member of the National Academy, New York and is represented by the Robert Steele Gallery, New York.

Carole Robb has worked in Rome, Venice, New York and London.

Year Exhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2012UntitledHeinrich Wittenstein, Inc, Frankfurt, GermanySolo
2011UntitledEd, Bradbury, Berlin, GermanySolo
2010UntitledJulian Scott Menorial Gallery, Johnson, VTSolo
2009UntitledMarist College Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NYSolo
2009UntitledUniversity of Louisiana at Monroe, LASolo
2008UntitledRobert Steele Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2006UntitledRobert Steele Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2003UntitledLarry Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NCSolo
2001UntitledForum Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2000UntitledJ.T. Fassbinder Gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
1997UntitledC' A' D' oro Gallery, Rome, ItalySolo
1996UntitledForum Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1993UntitledJ.T. Fassbinder Gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
1991UntitledJ.T. Fassbinder Gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
1989UntitledForum Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1988UntitledForum Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1986UntitledForum Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1983UntitledForum Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1983UntitledSouth London Art Gallery, London, UKSolo
1982UntitledForum Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1981UntitledNational Theatre Gallery, London, UKSolo
1980UntitledAIR Gallery, London, UKSolo
1980UntitledUniversity of York, York, UKSolo
1980UntitledCompass Gallery, Glasgow, UKSolo
1980UntitledNewcastle Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle, UKSolo
1979UntitledArnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UKSolo