Gregory Coates bio--PAST PRESENT

GREGORY COATES was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where he attended the Corcoran School
of Art, won a scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and later attended the
Kunst Academie, Düsseldorf Germany. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and internationally,
including in Berlin, Vienna, London, Kyoto, and Capetown, South Africa. In addition, he's held
numerous residencies that have informed his work, including at the Gas works, London; The Studio
Museum in Harlem; Triangle Workshop, Capetown and upstate New York; Tacheles, Berlin; and
in recent years has received many visiting artist invitations to Japan. Coates’s international appeal is indicative of
his global thinking. While strongly rooted in his own culture and heritage, his work addresses the
aspirations of humanity. With a kind of street-smart savvy, he works within the tradition of High
Modernism.