By deftly pouring bright acrylic onto smoothly primed canvases, Bates creates expressive, if elusive, vistas. The vivid paint runnels convey a palpable sense of shifting gravity while the varying opacities blend into transitions as smooth as flowing tides. In a few pieces, squiggled skeins of color convey dynamic energy like the spikes of an EKG monitor, fusing a technological frisson to Bates’s organic imagery.

1990 Master of Fine Arts, Hunter College, New York, NY
1981 Bachelor of Arts, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


2011 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, Channels, New York, NY
2008 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, Barachois, New York, NY
2004 Neil Stevenson Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
2001 John Gibson Gallery, Silver Water Paintings, New York, NY
1998 Tobey Fine Arts, Water, Rocks, New York, NY
1996 Black & Herron, New York, NY
1995 Black & Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

2012 Art Wynwood, Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, Miami, FL
2011 Creon Gallery, Space Perception, New York, NY
2011 Jason McCoy Gallery 70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts, New York, NY
2010 AQUA Art Miami, Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, Miami, FL
2010 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, Some are Painting, New York, NY
2009 Pool Art Fair, Me,Me,Me, Wyndam Garden Hotel, New York, New York
2007 Bluetenweiss, Drawings, Berlin, Germany
2007 ICD, Transformation, Art Connects, New York, New York, NY
2006 Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS Benefit, New York, NY
2006 Sakiko Gallery, Undergrowth, curated by Stephanie Buhmann, NY, NY
2005 Annina Nosei Gallery, Everland, New York, NY
2005 Schweinfurth Art Center, Color Theory, Auburn, NY
2005 Morsel Gallery, Bam! Boom! Bang!, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Michael Steinberg Fine Art, In Polytechnicolor, New York, NY
2004 LMCC@Donna Karan, Splash, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
2004 White Columns, Benefit for Groundswell, New York, NY
2004 Kenise Barnes Fine Art, In Color, Larchmont, NY
2003 Neil Stevenson Fine Art, Scope Art Fair, New York, NY
2003 Educational Alliance Gallery, Some (Are) Painting II, curated by David Gibson, New York, NY
2003 Hamden Gallery, Liminal, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass
2003 Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
2003 Heskin Contemporary Art, Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
2002 Kenise Barnes Fine Art, In a Box, Larchmont, N
2002 Bellwether, Benefit Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Fundacion Valparaiso, Almanzora, Mojacar, Almeria, Spain
2002 Culture Road Show, POP, curated by IT Management, Champagne-Pommery, New York, NY
2002 Kenise Barnes Gallery, Spill, Larchmont, NY
2002 Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Suspend and Levitate, Lebanon Valley, PA
2002 Kenise Barnes Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
2002 Venezuelan Center, The Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, New York, NY
2001 John Gibson Gallery, Some (Are) Painting, New York, NY
2000 John Gibson Gallery, Gallery Artists Group Exhibition, New York, NY
2000 Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Yaddo Painters Group Show, Brooklyn, NY
2000 Theater for the New City, All-Over, New York, NY
1999 John Gibson Gallery, Project Room: Aqua Project, New York, NY
1999 Gale Gates et al., Size Matters, Curated by Mike Weiss, Brooklyn, NY
1999 Pierogi 2000, Flatfile, Brooklyn, NY
1999 Artists Space, Night of 1,000 Drawings, New York, NY
1998 John Gibson Gallery, Project Room: Sliver of Silver, New York, NY
1998 Kunst + Technik, Urban Process, Berlin, Germany
1998 Pierogi 2000, Flatfile, Brooklyn, NY
1998 Velocity Gallery, Libertine, Brooklyn, NY
1998 Tate, Project Room: Ripple Paintings, New York, NY
1997 The Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair, 4th Annual, New York, NY
1997 Stichting Kunst en Complex, Input-Output, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1996 Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam,Neighbourhood, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1995 Stichting Kunst en Complex, Donker, Erg Donker, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1995 Renegade Space, Buoys/Marking the Place, New York, NY
1994 Thread Waxing Space, Cummington Community of the Arts Group Exhibition, New York, NY
1994 Lehman College Art Gallery/Krasdale Corporation, The Art of Discovery, Bronx, NY
1994 Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Where is the Moon, Brooklyn, NY
1992 Artists Space, Neurotic Art, curated by Four Walls Gallery, NY, NY
1992 La Galeria en El Bohio, Independents, New York, NY
1991 Minor Injury, Private Into Public, Brooklyn, NY
1991 Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, Reconfiguring Bodies/Reconceiving Selves, New York, NY
1991 Black & White In Color Gallery, Five Artists/Five Boroughs, Bronx, NY
1991 Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, The Decade Show, New York, NY


2010 “Abstraction: Informers and the Informed”, by Peggy Roalf, Design Arts Daily,, 2010
2008 “Peggy Bates, “Barachois”, by R.C Baker, Village Voice, &, November 4, 2008, New York, NY
2008 “Peggy Bates, “Water Ripples”,, October 9, 2008, New York, NY
2008 “Surreal Encounters in Chelsea,” by Bill Bradley,, October, 20, 2008, New York, NY
2003 “Front Page: New York Fairs Provoke and Promise,” by David Ebony, Art in America, May, 2003, New York, NY
2002 “Paint All by Itself”, by Dominick Lombardi, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, The New York Times, June 2002, New York, NY
2001 “Some (Are) Painting, John Gibson Gallery” by Ken Johnson, The New York Times, June 2001, New York, NY
2001 “Peggy Bates, “Water Ripples”,, Winter/Spring, New York, NY
2000 Peggy Bates, Featured Artist,
1998 “Peggy Bates at Tobey Fine Arts,” by David Ebony, Art in America, Nov. New York, NY
1998 “Peggy Bates, “Water Rocks” by David Gibson, Zingmagazine, June. New York, NY
1998 “Peggy Bates, Tobey Fine Arts”, by Stuart Nicholson, Cover Magazine, May, New York, NY
1998 Current Top Picks: “Peggy Bates”, by Saul Anton,
1996 “Context/Content”, Buixenpost, January 1996, Rottedam, Netherlands
1996 “Buoys/Marking the Place”, Catalog by Bill Bace, Renegade Space, NY


2002 Fundacion Valparaiso, Residency Fellowship, Mojacar, Almeria, Spain
2001 The Hambidge Center, Residency Fellowship, Hambidge, GA
1999 The MacDowell Colony, Residency Fellowship, Peterborough, NH
1997 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Residency Fellowship, New Smyrna Beach, FL
1996 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., Grant, New York, NY
1995 Netherland-America Foundation, Grant, New York, NY
1995 Stichting Kunst en Complex, Residency Fellowship, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1994 Yaddo, Residency Fellowship, John H. Tinker Award, Saratoga Springs, NY
1993 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Residency Fellowship, Sweet Briar, VA
1992 Yaddo, Residency Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY


1992 Hunter College, The City University of New York, Teaching Assistantship, New York, NY
1987 La Galeria en El Bohio, Assistant Curator and preparator of benefit exhibition for the “National Sanctuary Defense Fund”, George Moore, Director, New York, NY


2000 Champagne-Pommery, Reims, France
Deutsche Bank, Contemporary Art Collection, New York, NY
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Pfizer, Inc., New York, NY
Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Sony Corporation of America, New York, NY








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