Larissa Bates

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Biography

Larissa Bates (b. 1981 in Burlington, USA) lives and works in New York. She was raised between Vermont and Vara Blanca (Costa Rica) and graduated from Hampshire College in 2003 with a degree in Studio Art. Her Caribbean heritage is an essential part of her work. Her elaborate small-scale paintings more often depict family environments, where the artist includes some of her relatives, mainly her aunt and grandmother, and sometimes herself. When Bates inquires into social functions of families and the role of women in creating identities she does that from a personal point of view, but also refers to a broader cultural phenomenon. To create her vibrant, sometimes sunny, somehow dreamlike domestic scenes Bates relies on her technical minuteness, which leads her to work as attentive to detail as a manuscript illuminator. She has been the recipient of the Artadia Award and was a resident artist at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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Solo Exhibitions

2019

Las Doñas, GNYP Gallery, Berlin


2018

Biombo, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York


2015

Mama Lengua: Mother Tongue, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York


2012

Chiquita Banana, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York


2011

Snap and Go, Galería Espacio Mínimo, Madrid


2010

Man Enough, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York

If The Accident Will, Richard Heller, Los Angeles


2008

Just Hustle and Muscle, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York

Man Power, Mogadishni, Copenhagen


2007

My Little War Mongers, Richard Heller, Los Angeles


2006

MotherMen, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York


2004

The Peaceable Kingdom, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York


2003

Semina’s Little Circus, The Grubbs Gallery, The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton


Group Exhibitions

2020

Outside Touch, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (upcoming)


2018

You Tell Me, Foley Gallery, New York

Indulge, ArtMovement, Los Angeles


2017

Mommy, Monya Rowe Gallery, Saint Augustine


2016

Larissa Bates and Beverly Semmes, Topless Gallery, Rockaway Beach

A Verdant Summer, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York


2015

Boston Artadia Awardees, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln  

Nothing Pathetic About Her, bkprojects, Watertown

Not Really, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle

Out of Place, Monya Rowe Gallery, Saint Augustine

Alchemy, DC Moore, New York


2013

Inaugural Group Exhibition at 34 Orchard Street, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York


2012

Zagga Zow, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto

The Calender’s Tales: Fantasy, Figuration & Representation, Boston University, 808 Gallery, Boston

Pinta, New York with Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid


2011

Mini Size Me: A Monumental Critique of Today’s Handheld Society, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield


2010

Metallika, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York


2009

Out of Order, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

Our Beginnings Never Know Our Ends, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York  


2008

Inaugural Group Show, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York  

All Gouache All the Time Part 2, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York  


2007

Ornament: Ho Hum All Ye Faithful, Bravin Lee, New York

Vera Illiatova, Rebeca Raney, Larissa Bates, Mogadishni, Copenhagen

All Gouache All the Time, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington

Momenta Annual Benefit, White Columns, New York

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Galleria Glance, Turin


2006

The Young Americans, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

Garden Paradise, The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, New York

Drawings, Roberts + Tilton, Los Angeles

Do You Think I’m Disco, Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Bronx

Almost 30, The Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita


2005

Bunny, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis

Le Papier, gescheidle, Chicago

Radical Vauderville, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington

Something is Somewhere, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York

Things of that Nature, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York

Can’t See the Forest, Sixspace, Los Angeles


2004

I’ve Met Someone Else, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York

Fictitious Fixations, The University of Maine, Augusta

Draw 2004, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis

Tag Team, The Tank, New York

Aviate Collective, The Knitting Factory, New York