David Bates

Born 1952, Dallas, TX. Lives and works in Dallas, TX.



David Bates makes images that reflect the iconography of his Texas surroundings. He employs the use of heavy energetic lines with distinctive and brash colors creating expressionistic images that explode in vibrancy and power. Recognized primarily as a painter, his first print project began at Pace Editions in 2007, which resulted in "White Roses," a thirteen-block woodcut that combined his signature black outlines with vibrant colors to create a rich, beautiful, and dynamic work. David Bates has work in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art and others.