David Bates

American, b. 1952

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David Bates

American, b. 1952

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With his paintings, sculptures, and collages, David Bates claims, “I make art of the things I know.” The sources of his knowledge range from national events (like Hurricane Katrina) to local activities to the people and things that fill his own life. Accordingly, his works range widely from tabletop still lifes to bayou swampscapes to portraits. An avid art lover, Bates is quick to quote in his work painters he admires, such as Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, and Philip Guston.

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Solo show at a major institution
Nasher Sculpture Center
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Group show at a major institution
Dallas Museum of Art
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
Biography

With his paintings, sculptures, and collages, David Bates claims, “I make art of the things I know.” The sources of his knowledge range from national events (like Hurricane Katrina) to local activities to the people and things that fill his own life. Accordingly, his works range widely from tabletop still lifes to bayou swampscapes to portraits. An avid art lover, Bates is quick to quote in his work painters he admires, such as Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, and Philip Guston.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Nasher Sculpture Center
Group
Group show at a major institution
Dallas Museum of Art
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial