Thursday, March 20, 2008

Coates' abstract mixed media paintings utilize urban cast offs such as tape, rope and electrical wrapping. Over the past decade the work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibits in New York (Threadwaxing Space, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Atmosphere Gallery, Cynthia Broan Gallery, Christiane Nienbager Contemporary Art, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, Cinque Gallery and others), London (Gas Works Gallery), Berlin (Kunsthuse Tacheles), Munich (Kunsthandel Leidel) and has been included in major corporate and public collections in the US and abroad.

He has received significant awards including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the Edward Mitchell Bannister Society’s Artistic Achievement Award. He has been an Artist in Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the International Artist-Workshop in Capetown South Africa. He teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and Cooper Union. Click here: Gregory Coates for Gregory Coates images, video interview and resume. Then to see his post on anaba blog: New work and resume here: Gregory Coates

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