For over 25 years Randy Shull has been working at the intersection of architecture, landscape design, furniture design and painting. Randy’s colorful and highly textured paintings reveal countless layers of paint and an interest in the archaeology of the process of painting. His furniture bridges the gap between art and design by combining painting and furniture in one composition.
Shull received his BFA in Furniture Design from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1986. He was awarded a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in 1994, a NEA Southern Arts Federation grant in 1995 and a residency at Penland School of Crafts and a master residency at Oregon School of Arts & Crafts. His work is included in a number of national museum collections including The Brooklyn Museum, New York; The High Museum, Atlanta; The Renwick Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; The Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC; Racine Museum of Art, Racine, WI; The Gregg Museum of Art & Design, Raleigh, NC; Museum of Art and Design, New York, Black Mountain College Museum; The Asheville Art Museum, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; The Mobile museum of Art, and numerous corporate collections including Fidelity, Wells Fargo, Piedmont Natural Gas and others.
He maintains a large warehouse studio in Asheville, NC and a mid century modern live/work space in Merida, Mexico. Shull and his partner, Hedy Fischer, are collectors of contemporary art, evident in the exhibition Limited Visibility, featuring works from their collection, exhibited at the CAM Raleigh in 2014-2015. Shull serves on the collections committee at The North Carolina Museum of Art.