Pasadena Society of Artists

K. Randall Wilcox BIO


Biographical Information:

Wilcox has lived in the Los Angeles area for all of his adult life, recently relocating to the Pasadena area. He has worked professionally as a graphic designer for more than 15 years, but his passion lies in the fine arts.

What began as a hobby of photography grew into an artistic outlet for Wilcox. 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 owner and founder of Once Blind Studios, a boutique marketing firm specializing in graphic design, website development and commercial photography.

Artist Statement:

"I believe that art, similar to life, changes daily. It's 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."

Solo Exhibitions:
2004 Solace: A Decade of Images from Travel Through the Deserts of the Southwest, Gallery 5350, North Hollywood, CA

Group Exhibitions:
2008 Los Tres, Community Redevelopment Agency, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Lakehouse Galleries, North Hollywood, CA
2005 A Taste of Art, NoHo Gallery LA, North Hollywood, CA
2004 Holiday, Gallery 5350, North Hollywood, CA
2003 Budapest, The Julia Dean Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA

Awards & Honors:
2008 "Cameo Theatre" wins 3rd Place, the honor of distinction in the 4th Annual Black and White Spider Awards.
2005 "Coaldale Door" wins 3rd Place, NoHo Scene

Affiliations:
Pasadena Society of Artists
Creative Connect

Education:
BA in Two-Dimensional Art
Cal State University, Northridge, 1991