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Joey Bates

Joey Bates was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He would love to identify as a child of the woods, but in fact he grew up just north of Seattle and is very much a city boy who can’t live far from bodies of water or wooded areas. He received his B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design in painting in 2005. Post college, he has found his home in drawing and cut paper sculpture. In January 2018, he made the move to Stockholm, Sweden with his wife, who is half Swedish and a Swedish-to-English translator. As Stockholm is a city on the water, it meets his requirements as far as living situations are concerned. Bates plans to live out the rest of his days making art.

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Joey Bates

 
 

Biography

Joey Bates was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He would love to identify as a child of the woods, but in fact he grew up just north of Seattle and is very much a city boy who can’t live far from bodies of water or wooded areas. He received his B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design in painting in 2005. Post college, he has found his home in drawing and cut paper sculpture.

In January 2018, he made the move to Stockholm, Sweden with his wife, who is half Swedish and a Swedish-to-English translator. As Stockholm is a city on the water, it meets his requirements as far as living situations are concerned. Bates plans to live out the rest of his days making art.

 

Curriculum Vitæ

Education

2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Select Solo Exhibitions

2014  Of Marrow and Leaf, Ghost Gallery, Seattle.
2012  Portraits & Nudes, Make.Shift, Bellingham.
2011  Plication, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle.
2011  Recent Explosions, Zeitgeist, Seattle.
2010  Works on Paper, Theater Schmeater, Seattle.

2010  Greenery, Explosions, Water, and Blood at Assemble Gallery, Seattle.
2010  New Works, Some Space Gallery, Seattle.
2009  Nudes, Zeitgeist, Seattle.

2009  Posed, Velouria, Seattle.
2008  Memorepresentation, Joe Bar, Seattle.

2008  Recent Works, Velouria, Seattle, WA.
2008  New Drawings and Paintings, Some Space Gallery, Seattle.
2007  Paintings of Polaroids, Black Front Gallery, Olympia.
2006  Select Works, Habitude of Ballard, Seattle.
2005  Layers, The Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

Select Group Exhibitions

2018  Idiot Box, Galleries 1988, LA
2018  Papier Art Fair, Galerie Youn, Montreal.
2018  30 Years Later, Galleries 1988, LA.
2017  Sensory Overload, Corey Helford Gallery, LA.
2016  10th Anniversary Exhibition, Corey Helford Gallery, LA.
2015  Charismatic Megafauna, Roq La Rue, Seattle.
2015  Out Of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle.
2015  Ex Libris: 100 Artists 100 Books, Axis Gallery, Seattle.
2013  The Seattle Sketchbook Show, Gage Academy of Art
2013  Hybrids & Other Strange Amalgamations, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle.
2012  Rest in Paper, Lundgren Monuments, Seattle.
2012  Small Voids, Multi Artist Installation, Seattle.
2011  The Matryoshka Show, Ghost Gallery, Seattle.
2011  Ecotone, Ghost Gallery, Seattle.
2011  Gallery 206, Multi Artist Installation, Seattle.
2010  20/20, Burien Community Center, Burien.
2009  Sound, Light, Repeat at 20Twenty, Seattle.  
2008  The Macho Cheese Show, Joe Bar Café, Seattle.
2007  Water Wings, 20Twenty, Seattle.
2006  Distilled Spirit Gallery, San Francisco.
2005  Studio Excellence Award Show, Kendall College of Art and Design Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Publications

2015  Define Magazine, Issue #1 Define:Fear
2012  Transparent Magazine, Issue #5, Japan
2007  Rivet Magazine, Spot Illustration, Issue # 18, USA