Carol Coates has been a pioneer in mixed media; deviating
from traditional media and photographic norms, and
incorporating work in two and three dimensions.

Her work includes and falls within and between many
worlds. Her work is tradigital, intentional, humanistic,
mixed new media. Her intention is to communicate,
to reflect, and to connect using universal content/themes.

She begins her work with original drawings, paintings,
and/or photographs, then combines, manipulates,
and prints them on archival substrates.       

Her traditional and technologically-equipped studio reflects
skills in the use of many different materials and approaches
to layered imagery.

She may draw or paint what she has done, then,
print and work again on the surface of that print with a variety
of traditional media.  The mixed media is not always apparent
on the final piece; with handwork done on the base layer, which
is then, slightly obscured by a translucent image overlay.

Each piece is unique. Variations on a theme substantially differ.

In addition to creating gallery work, Coates is an accomplished
fine art installation specialist. She works with Architects,
Designers, and Engineers to do custom work for Corporate, Public,
and Private clients. She uses rigid and/or flexible media and a
variety of permanent, archival materials to create the lasting
effects and environment desired.



    *Born, Grand Haven, Michigan

    *Masters Degree - Fine Art, University of Michigan

    *Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University
    *Lifelong Graduate Study in U.S. and abroad in Drawing,
      Painting, Photography, Digital, Encaustic, Metalsmithing,
      Ceramics, and Fine Art Glass.
    *Fine Art Faculty 1963 - 1995
    *Artist in Residence 1985 - 1995


    *Leonardo il Magnifico Medal, Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
    *Inclusion in Art5, the Warhol Invitational Regional Biennial 2007

    *Numerous Firsts, Best of Show, and Exhibition Awards

    *Creative Artist Grant Award '96 (Michigan Art Council)
    *Creative Artist Grant Award '01 (ArtServe Michigan)
    *Purchase Prize, New Mexico Arts Acclaimed Artist Series, Art in Public Places

    *2016 - Tansey Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    *2012 -2013 Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
    *2010 theEDGE Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM

    *2006 Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO

    *2005 Tadu Contemporary Art,Santa Fe,  NM

    *2001 Battle Creek Art Center, Battle Creek, MI

    *1999 Urban Inst. of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids,MI

    *1998 Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI

    *1998 Studio 23, Bay City, MI

    *1997 Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

    *1994 Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI



    *    Solo Show, "Dissonance", Tansey Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2016
    *    Group Show, "Free of Color", Tansey Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2016
    *    Re-Presenting the Nude... Evoke Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2015
    *    Momentum, Lois Lambert Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA, Nov, 2012
    *    Market Value, GF Contemporary, Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM, 2012
    *    BigArts Invitational, Phillips Gallery, Sanibel, FL, March, 2012
    *    theEDGE Gallery  2009, Santa Fe, NM
    *    Santa Fe Convention Center Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, October, 2008
    *    theEDGE Gallery, Canyon Road, September, 2008, Santa Fe, NM
    *    FOTOWerk 2007, FLATfile Gallery, September, 2007, Chicago, IL
    *    ArtFive, Warhol Regional Biennial, August, 2007, Las Cruces, NM
    *    Group Show, Tadu Contemporary, Winter, 2006, Santa Fe, NM
    *    Solo show, "Interplay", July-August, Walker Fine Art, 2006, Denver, CO
    *    Solo show, Tadu Contemporary, Fall, 2005, Santa Fe, NM
    *    Small Works Invitational, Sandy Carson Gallery,  2005, Denver, CO
    *    Group Show, Walker Fine Art, 2005, Denver, CO
    *    The Collector's Show, Walker Fine Art, 2005, Denver, CO
    *    Design After Dark, Invitational Benefit - 2005, Denver Art Museum
    *    Featured in 100 Artists of the Southwest, 2005, by Douglas Bullis
    *    Book Release Show, Tadu Contemporary, 2005, Santa Fe, NM