Sport & Art Resume

Roald Bradstock

The “Olympic Picasso”



Member: Olympic Culture & Heritage Commission (2017 – 2022)

Chair: World Olympians Association (WOA) Arts Committee (OLY Arts)

Executive Director: Al Oerter Foundation (AOF) / Art of the Olympians (AOTO)

Gold Medalist: United States Olympic Committee (USOC ) Sport Art Competition 2000

Olympic Artist in Residence: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

Olympic Artist in Residence: 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

Olympic Sport Art Ambassador : UK Government Youth Sport Trust (YST) / (2006 – 2012)

Sporting Heritage Ambassador: UK Sporting Collections

International Sports Artist of the Year (2003)

Olympic Artist (USA) Representative: International Olympic Exhibition & Competition (2000)

 Olympic Athlete (GB): 1984 & 1988

 Olympic Athlete Alternate: 1992 / (GB), 1996 / USA

  *8 x Olympic Trials Competitor: 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012

“Olympic Picasso”: Media Nick Name

Multiple World Record Holder (Former / Current): 50 International & World Records (Official/Unofficial)

Studio Art Degree: Drawing/Painting/Printmaking Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Advanced (A) Levels: Art (Drawing/ Painting) & Sculpture

Advanced/Ordinary (AO) Level: Art History

Roald Bradstock - The "Olympic Picasso"
Roald Bradstock - The "Olympic Picasso"

Sports Ed TV

Blogger: Inside the Games website

CEO and Founder of Fitness Artworks: November 2003

Creating unique training programs for individuals and groups.

Creating and designing fitness artwork for the health and fitness industry.

Author : fitness articles – American Athletics, The Coach, Long and Strong Throwing Journal.

Inventor / creator of “Boll-o-Boll” – an exercise concept.

Developed 170 strength, agility and flexibility exercises, designed protocol and fully illustrated training manual.

Personal Trainer: 1989 – Present

American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified 1992

Continuing Education Provider (CEC) for ACE 1993 – 1996

Coach, West Los Angeles Throwing Center:  1986 – 92

Decathlon Coach, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) 1989 – 91

Assistant Track Coach, Arizona State University 1986

International Awards and Honors:
2003 International Sports Artist of The Year
Awarded by the United States Sports Academy (USSA) and American Sport Art  Museum and Archives (ASAMA)


National Awards and Honors:
2002 Winner National Juried Competition, b,j Spoke Gallery
Judge: Dana Miller, Assitant Curator Whitney Museum, NY, NY
2001 Honorable Mention:  Masur Museum of Art 28th Annual Juried Competition
Juror: Michael Klein, Curator Microsoft Art Collection
2000 Gold Medalist United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Art Competition
United States entrant in 2000 Sport Art Exhibition held at the International Olympic Museum, Lasaunne, Switzerland
1999 Merit Award Juried National Art League Exhibition, NY
Judge: Phyllis Braff, New York Times Art Critic
1999 Best of Show: National Sport Art Competition, FL
1999 Semi Finalist 10th Annual Juried Exhibition Viridian Artist Inc, NY
Juror: Susan Harris, Assistant Curator Whitney Museum, NY, NY
Notable art related achievements / positions:
Founding member of Art of The Olympians (AOTO) October 2005 to June 2012
One of twelve founding members teaching and exhibiting on Sport and Art
Official Artist of the United States Track and Field Association (USA) 2005 – 2006
Created artwork for marketing, promotion and fund-raising.
UK Legacy Ambassador for Youth Sport Trust (UK) 2007 – 2012
Developed and taught education program on Sport and Art for the 2012 Sports Colleges Legacy Program around Great Britain
You-Tube Performance Artist 2007 – Present
Videoing and posting Official and Unofficial world records throws with various objects while wearing specially designed hand painted outfits (2.33 million hits)

Olympic / Sports Themed Exhibitions :

2024: “Olympians Art Exhibition” American Embassy, Paris, France

2024: “Olympians Art Exhibition” Mairie du 7th Arrondissement, Paris, France

2023: “Art of the Olympians ((AOTO) Exhibition, Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY

2023: “Olympic Artist Exhibition” IOC Headquarters, Olympic House, Lausanne, Switzerland

2021: “2020 Olympic Agora” Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

2016: “World of Sport Art “Exhibition Hong Kong

2012: “Olympic Picasso” Solo Exhibition, Park Central, Hong Kong

2012: Olympic Art Exhibition, London, UK

2012: Olympic Sport Art Exhibition, Wiregrass Museum, Al, USA

2011: Art of The Olympians (AOTO) Exhibition, Fort Myers, FL

2010: Art of The Olympians (AOTO) Exhibition, Fort Myers, FL

2008: Olympic Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

2006: Art of The Olympians (AOTO) Exhibition at The New York Athletic Club (NYAC)

2006: Art of The Olympians (AOTO) Exhibition at The National Arts Club, NY

2006: Art of The Olympians (AOTO) Exhibition at The United Nations (UN)

2006: Art of The Olympians (AOTO) Exhibition at Alliance for the Arts

2006: Olympic Art Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada

2003: International Sport Artist Award Winner Exhibition, US Sports Academy, Mobile, Al, USA

Notable Juried Exhibitions
Biennial 2004, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Atlanta GA
Juror:  Carrie Przybilla, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art High Museum, Atlanta GA
2003 National Invitational, Longview Museum of Fine Art, TX
Juror: Susanne Weaver, Associate Curator Dallas Museum of Art
2002 National Art on Paper Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art
Juror: Stephen Bennett Phillips, Associate Curator, The Phillips Collection
1999 Harrisburg Art Association Annual Juried Exhibition, NY
Juror: Fereshteh Daftari, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture MOMA, NY
1999 Alexandria Museum of Art Annual Competition and Exhibition, LA
Juror: Beth Handler, Assistant Curator for Painting and Drawing MOMA, NY

Media Coverage:

TV: CNN, BBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CBS morning show, FOX, ESPN, USA, Encore, Channel Four (UK), Norge TV, Discovery Channel, Olympic Channel


Print: New York Times, Newsday, Art Daily, Huffington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Boston Globe, Washington Post, LA Times, ELLE, The Observer, The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Athletics Weekly, Spike Magazine, The Spectator, Metropolitan Magazine, India Telegraph, South China Morning Post, Time Out Magazine (Hongkong), Hong Kong Magazine, Elle, The Guardian, The Independent, Metro UK, Miami Herald, Vancouver Sun, Naples News, Track & Field News,  Augusta Chronicle, The Mercury


Radio:  BBC World Service, BBC Radio Five / Five Live, London Calling / Talk Sport (UK), Radio, BBC Breakfast show

Notable Olympic & Sports Collections:

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland

Olympic Museum, Tokyo, Japan

United States Sports Academy / American Sports Art Museum & Archives, Daphne, USA

United States America Track & Field (USAT&F)

Olympians: Caitlyn Jenner, Scott Hamilton, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Ryan Baily, Keturah Orji