Larissa Bates

SELECTED WORKS
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PRESS
CV
VIDEOS


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.

Permanent collections:
West Collection (USA)
21c Museum Hotels (USA)
The Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection (USA)
Wellington Management Collection (USA)



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Solo Exhibitions

2019

Las Doñas, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)


2018

Biombo, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (USA)


2015

Mama Lengua: Mother Tongue, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (USA)


2012

Chiquita Banana, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (USA)


2011

Snap and Go, Galería Espacio Mínimo, Madrid (Spain)


2010

Man Enough, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (USA)

If The Accident Will, Richard Heller, Los Angeles (USA)


2008

Just Hustle and Muscle, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (USA)

Man Power, Mogadishni, Copenhagen (Denmark)


2007

My Little War Mongers, Richard Heller, Los Angeles (USA)


2006

MotherMen, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (USA)


2004

The Peaceable Kingdom, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (USA)


2003

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


Group Exhibitions

2020

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


2018

You Tell Me, Foley Gallery, New York (USA)

Indulge, ArtMovement, Los Angeles (USA)


2017

Mommy, Monya Rowe Gallery, Saint Augustine (USA)


2016

Larissa Bates and Beverly Semmes, Topless Gallery, Rockaway Beach (USA)

A Verdant Summer, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York (USA)


2015

Boston Artadia Awardees, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln (USA)

Nothing Pathetic About Her, bkprojects, Watertown (USA)

Not Really, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle (USA)

Out of Place, Monya Rowe Gallery, Saint Augustine (USA)

Alchemy, DC Moore, New York (USA)


2013

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


2012

Zagga Zow, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto (Canada)

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

Pinta, New York with Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid (Spain)


2011

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


2010

Metallika, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (USA)


2009

Out of Order, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York (USA)

Our Beginnings Never Know Our Ends, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (USA)  


2008

Inaugural Group Show, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (USA)  

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


2007

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

Vera Illiatova, Rebeca Raney, Larissa Bates, Mogadishni, Copenhagen (Denmark)

All Gouache All the Time, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington (USA)

Momenta Annual Benefit, White Columns, New York (USA)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Galleria Glance, Turin (Italy)


2006

The Young Americans, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Garden Paradise, The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, New York (USA)

Drawings, Roberts + Tilton, Los Angeles (USA)

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

Almost 30, The Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita (USA)


2005

Bunny, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis (USA)

Le Papier, gescheidle, Chicago (USA)

Radical Vauderville, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington (USA)

Something is Somewhere, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (USA)

Things of that Nature, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York (USA)

Can’t See the Forest, Sixspace, Los Angeles (USA)


2004

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

Fictitious Fixations, The University of Maine, Augusta (USA)

Draw 2004, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis (USA)

Tag Team, The Tank, New York (USA)

Aviate Collective, The Knitting Factory, New York (USA)


Residencies

2009

Baie-Saint-Paul’s 27th International Symposium of Contemporary Art, Quebec (Canada)


2007

Artist Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York (USA)