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Gregory Coates

Gregory Coates with his works, Afro Series 1 and 2, 2018, feathers acrylic on luan, 4 feet diameter.

‘I pride myself on not being “labeled,” especially as an artist of color. On the one hand if you keep traveling across several art historical movements you never feel you fit anywhere, on the flip side I am proud of that too. I am not done exploring and asking questions of what’s there and what may be.’ Excerpt: ‘Gregory Coates, Claiming Feathers’ interview with Etty Yamiv, Art Spiel, 2018.

Big Cover ups, 2017 (Studio shot), ink on card board, 12 × 12'.

Monument to Civil Rights, 2017, installation, cardboard, door, various markings.

‘Coates exploratory studio practice and compositional experiments with found objects have established him as a prolific artist with a compelling and extensive catalog. He studied at Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. and has been exhibited at museums and galleries around the world including, the Smithsonian Institute of American Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, Galerie Denkraum in Vienna, Austria, and Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto, Japan among others.’ Excerpt ‘Abstract Truths: A studio visit with contemporary artist Gregory Coates’ Sugarcane Magazine 2018

Made in Harlem at my AIR at the studio museum, 1996-97,
tape, pigment, rubber, paper on shipping skids, 96 x 96 x 4”.

Photos courtesy of the artist.

Gregory Coates at N’Namdi Contemporary Miami