Carl Gopal 2011 Poster Exhibition University Hitting the Target 2011











About Carl Gopal                                                             

Carl Gopal has always strived to reinvent painting to reflect our changing world.  Born in 1967 in the UK, Carl’s artistic practice spans three decades to capture the personal and historical turning points that shape the small gestures that define our humanity. He has held solo exhibitions in his home state of WA, in group shows in the US, and at conferences on international intervention in London.  His paintings are also featured in international poetry, literary, arts and political journals. 

This year his work illustrates the cover of Dr Kyle Grayson's new book from Routledge London: Cultural Politics of Targeted Killing: on drones, counter-insurgence and violence as part of their Intervention Series. This evolved from his presentation at an International Intervention workshop in the UK in 2012.

Bringing ideas together is Carl’s passion. He has painted portraits of leading quantum physicists, worked with activists, geneticists, lawyers, actors and researchers when developing his ideas on how cultural politics is changing the human narrative. 

A self-funded independent artist, Carl also works in policy and research and is currently working on a new series about synthetic genomics and comparative religion titled Original Syn. His work can be viewed online at his website:

 Select Exhibitions & Projects 1987 - 2013

Private Studio Exhibitions

    • August 2002 Melbourne, Victoria

    • August 2000 Perth, Western Australia

    • July 1995 Sydney, New South Wales

Other Listings & Awards


Print Publications


    • Cover Art (Intervention Series). The Cultural Politics of Targeted Killing by Dr Kyle Grayson (Routledge) UK, Publishing Date July 2016




    • Album Art: The Novocaines. "Freedom Please" & "Till Death". Cover Art by Carl Gopal/Graphic Design by Chris Healing. Released 04 March 2013. Produced by The Novocaines at Yoyo Studios.  Mixed by The Novocaines at Fat Shans Studios.  Mastered by Steve Smart at Studios 301, Sydney.








    • RTR Radio interviews, W. Aust


    • Sydney City Hub cover art, 1995

1987-1993 (various)

    • Guardian Express articles 1992 & 1992 (Dualities and Carl Gopal Solo)

    • Westside Observer articles 1992

    • Various NYC listings.