David Bates

Exhibitions

Painting and Sculpture, 2014
Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, 2012

Themes and Variation
s, 2010
The Storm, 2008
Drawing Retrospective, 1978-2005, 2006
Night Vision, 2004
Poems, 2003
Black and White, 2001
Recent Paintings, Wood Reliefs and Sculptures, 2000

Biography

1952 Born in Dallas, Texas
Currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas

Education

1978 M.F.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas
1977 Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1975 B.F.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas

Solo Exhibitions

2014

Painting and Sculpture, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
David Bates, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Texas
David Bates, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

2012 David Bates: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2011 David Bates: Object - Image - Abstraction, Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York, New York
2010 David Bates: The Katrina Paintings, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, travels to Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee
Themes and Variations, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2009 David Bates: Woodcuts, Etchings and Monotypes, Pace Prints, New York, New York
David Bates since 1982: From the Everyday to the Epic, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
2008

The Storm: The Aftermath: Works by David Bates, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Storm, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
David Bates: The Tropics, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California

2007 David Bates: Paintings from the Texas Collections, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2006

Drawing Retrospective, 1978-2005, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
David Bates: Grassy Lake, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
David Bates, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York

2005 David Bates: Small Paintings and Works on Paper, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
David Bates: Black Water, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
2004 Night Vision, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
David Bates, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
David Bates: Paintings & Reliefs, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas
2003 David Bates: Painting and Relief, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas
Poems, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
David Bates, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2002 David Bates: Nudes, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
2001 David Bates, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
Black and White, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2000 Recent Paintings, Wood Reliefs and Sculptures, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
1999 David Bates, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
David Bates, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
David Bates: Still Life, Museum of Southwest, Midland, Texas
1998 David Bates, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997-99 David Bates: The Gulf Coast, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas; traveled to Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi; McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
1997 David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
David Bates, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
1996 David Bates: Selected Works 1980-1995, Contemporary Arts Center, Abilene, Texas; traveled to Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas; John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California; Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1995

David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
David Bates: Roughshod – Sculpture and Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California

1994 David Bates, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1993 David Bates, Florida International University Art Museum, Miami, Florida
David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
1992 David Bates, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
1991 David Bates, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1990 David Bates, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
1989 David Bates, Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, Texas
David Bates, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1988-89 David Bates, Forty Paintings, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; traveled to Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware; Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
1988 Grassy Lake: Works on Paper by David Bates, University Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
1987 David Bates, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
1986 David Bates, Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, Texas
David Bates, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
David Bates, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
1985 David Bates, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
David Bates, Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1984 David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
David Bates, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
1983 David Bates, DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas
David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York

Group Exhibitions

2014

Contemporary Texas: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
Texas Critters, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

2013

Still Life Masterpieces: A Visual Feast from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Theocharakis Foundation for Fine Arts and Music, Athens, Greece                     Paint, Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York, New York

2012 The Bear Necessities, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
2011

New Variations, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
Still Life from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Tradition and Innovation, Nagoya/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

2010 Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California
A Contemporary View of Women Reading, The Forbes Galleries, New York, New York
The Gulf: Works Completed Before the BP Oil Spill, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at Fifty, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Embodied: Black Identities in American Art, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
The Art of Giving, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
2009 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Trees, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
Blocks of Color: American Woodcuts from the 1890s to the Present, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Elements of Nature, Pepperdine University, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, California
2008-09 Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2008

Points of Convergence: Masters of Fine Arts, The Gallery at UTA, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Evening Light, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
30th Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Something New, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Degas to Diebenkorn: The Phillips Collects, Washington, DC
From Paradigm to the Unexpected: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Shey Collection, Harn Museum of Art, Gainseville, Florida
Lone Star Legacy II: The Barrett Collection of Contemporary Texas Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

2007 Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Figure It! The Human Factor in Contemporary Art, The Clay Center, Charleston, West Virginia
The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion -- Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Inaugural Exhibition, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California
2006 Shared Visions: Texas Artists Then and Now, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas; traveled to Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas; Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
2005 Paintings, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Texas: Grassy Lake, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Land, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Singular Expressions: Nine Artists, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
A First Look: David Bates, Nancy Graves, Gene Davis, The Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington D.C.
The Comeback Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2004 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art, Selections from the Collection Julia J. Norrell, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Picasso to Thiebaud: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collections of Stanford University Alumni and Friends, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
Sculpture from the Walla Walla Foundry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Contemporary Southern Drawings from the Permanent Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Everyday Mysteries: Modern and Contemporary Still Life, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
Art in Embassies Program: Switzerland and Liechtenstein, United States Embassy, Bern, Switzerland
Texas Vision: The Barrett Collection, The Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas
2003 Flip, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Pairings: Artists’ Selections from the Dallas Museum of Art Collection, The Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
The Story of the South: Art and Culture 1890-2003, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Twenty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2002 110 Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas        
Contemporary Texas Artists in France, Art in Embassies Program, Residence Weber, Paris, France
Southwest Texas Re-collects, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
Next, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Pairings, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas
Sculpture, Drawings, and Works in Relief, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
177th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, New York
Spring Forward: New Work from the Studio, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Wild Life: The Other Tradition, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida
Southeast Texas Re-collects, Southeast Texas Arts Council, Beaumont, Texas
2001 8th National Drawing Invitational, Donald W. Reynolds Center for Drawing Research and Education, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Sculpture, Drawings, and Works in Relief, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
The Swamp: On the Edge of Eden, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida
Private Collections: Artists, Curators and Collectors, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Self-Made Men, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
Summer in the City, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
John Scott, Robert Colescott, and David Bates, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2000 Private Collections: Artists, Curators and Collectors, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
The Swamp: On the Edge of Eden, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
The Intuitive Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collection, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, California
Departure/Return, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Memory and Material: Constructions and Compilations, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
1999-00 Outward Bound: American Art at the Brink of the Twenty-First Century, Meridian International Center, Washington, D.C.; traveled to The Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam; The Painting Institute, Shanghai, China; The Working People’s Cultural Palace, Beijing, China; The CIPTA Gallery, Jakarta Arts Center, Indonesia; The Metropolitan Museum, Manila, Philippines; The Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
1999 WATER: A Contemporary American View, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina; traveled to Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
The Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collections, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, California
Cutting Edges: Painters’ Woodcuts from Experimental Workshop, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College/City University of New York, New York
The Painted Canvas, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
David Bates, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
1998 Wild Things: Artists’ Views of the Animal World,  John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
David Bates and Betty Woodman: Paradox in Paint, Wood and Clay, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey
Food for Thought: A Visual Banquet, DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997 American Images: The SBC Collection of 20th Century American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; traveled to Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
Contemporary Landscapes: The Enigma of Reason, The Hyde Collection of Art, Glen Falls, New York
5th Anniversary Celebration: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Collections, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
Structures: Building in American Art, 1900-1997, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Fresh Ink: Austin Print Workshops, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1996 Feast for the Eyes, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art, National Museum of American Art,Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Establishment Exposed: Part I, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
New Talent - New Ideas, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Figuratively Speaking, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1995 47th Annual Purchase Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
Under Glass, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York; traveled to Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
XXV Years: An Exhibition Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of John Berggruen Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Wildlife, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1994 The Label Show, Contemporary Art and the Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Vividly Told: Contemporary Southern Narrative Painting, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia; traveled to The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
American Realism and Figurative Painting, Cline Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Outside: In, Outsider and Contemporary Artists in Texas, Texas Fine Arts Association, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas
1993 In and Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the American Social Landscape, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Still Life 1963-1993, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1992 People, The Gallery Three Zero, New York, New York
Mind & Beast: Contemporary Artists and the Animal Kingdom, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; traveled to the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona; Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
1991-92 Island Inspired, Stephen F. Austin Gallery, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas; traveled to Transco Gallery, Houston, Texas; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas (organized by Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas)
Ship Shapes, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
1991 Large Scale Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
American Realism & Figurative Art 1952-1991, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendi, Japan; traveled to The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Sogu Museum of Art, Yokohama; The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga; Kochi Prefectural Museum of Folk Art, Kochi
The State I’m In, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
The Landscape in 20th Century Art: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Drawings, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Small Format Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1990 Group Exhibition, Eugene Binder Galerie, Cologne, West Germany
Concentrations 23: Texas Figurative Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Northwest by Southwest, Painted Fictions, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California; traveled to Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington; Sara Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
The Humanist Icon, Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; traveled to New York Academy of Art, New York, New York; Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
Tradition and Innovation, A Museum Celebration of Texas Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Printmaking in Texas in the 1980s, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Figurative Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
1989 Contemporary Environments, General Electric Corporation, Fairfield, Connecticut
The Cowles Art Show, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
The Unquiet Landscape, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, New York; traveled to The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1989 Invitational, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
10 + 10: Contemporary Soviet and American Painters, Ministry of Culture of the USSR, InterCultura, Fort Worth, Texas, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas; traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Artist’s Union Hall of the Tretyakov Gallery, Krymskaia Embankment, Moscow; State Picture Gallery of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgian S.S.R. Central Exhibition Hall, Lenigrad (organized by Ministry of Culture of the U.S.S.R.; InterCultura, Fort Worth, Texas; and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas)
1988 The Flower Show, Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Texas Art, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
The Fish Show, Brent Gallery, Houston, Texas
The 1980s: A New Generation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Landscape Anthology, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, New York
Recent Painterly Paintings, Schreiber/Cutler Gallery, New York, New York
1987 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
1986 The Texas Berlin Art Exchange, Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
Sculpture and Works in Relief, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Paravent, Artspace, San Francisco, California
Dog Days of August, Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, New York, New York
Group Show, Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Texas Landscape 1900-1986, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Contemporary Still Life, Rathbone Gallery, Junior College of Albany, New York
NYC: New Work, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
The Figure in Landscape, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1985 50th Anniversary Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
The Innovative Still Life, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, New York
Drawings: Coast to Coast, Gallery One, Forth Worth, Texas
American Painting Today: Still Life, The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1984 New Landscape Painting, Palazzo Ducale, Gubbio, Italy (organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York)
New Narrative Painting: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; traveled to Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
American Painting: A Tribute to James and Mari Michener, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Aspects of New Narrative Art, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; traveled to Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Hassam and Speicher Fund Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
American Still Life: 1945-1983, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; traveled to Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
The 38th Corcoran Biennial of American Paintings, Second Western States Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; traveled to Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; The Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona; The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
1983 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Southern Fictions, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; traveled to Quay Gallery, San Francisco, California    
Touch with your Eyes, Feel with your Mind: Surfaces in Contemporary Art, Laguna Gloria Museum of Art, Austin, Texas

Museum Collections

Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
Florida International University Art Museum, Miami, Florida
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
J. B. Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee
The Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, Washington
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana
Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
San Francisco Art Institute, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, Nebraska
University Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
University of Houston, Blaffer Foundation, Houston, Texas
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Press

2014

Brown, Kristina. "THERE, Cameras Covering Cultural Events," Patron Magazine, April /May 2014, pp. 99, 106
Israel, Nancy Cohen. "Freedom of Expression," Patron Magazine, February/March 2014, pp.58-65
Simek, Peter. "The Outsider," D Magazine, February 2014, pp. 42-47
Reed, Julia. "Long Star," garden and Gun Magazine, June/July 2014, pp. 102-107.

2013 Granberry, Michael. "Dallas Artist, David Bates, Scores a New Exhibition, Presented Jointly by The Nasher and Modern in Fort Worth", Dallas Morning News Guide Live, August 8, 2013.
2012-2013 Mattingly, June. "Bigger Than Life: David Bates at Talley Dunn Gallery," Arts + Culture Magazine North Texas, December 2012-January 2013, p.14-15.
2012 Frankel, David. "David Bates: Betty Cuningham Gallery," Artforum, January, 2012, p. 217.
2011 Still Life from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Tradition and Innovation exhibition catalogue.
Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Art (Magnolia, 1993, featured)
Friis-Hansen, Dana. David Bates: Object-Image-Abstraction,Betty Cunningham Gallery, New York
Christy, Matt. "David Bates: Knoxville," Art Papers, May/June, 2011, p.46.
2010

Franks, Pamela and Robert Steele. Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Art Gallery (Katrina Portait I, 2006 featured)
Cozad, Rachael Blackburn, ARthur Roger, Carl Little, and Barbara O'Brien. David Bates: The Katrina Paintings, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Irvine, Madeline. "Art Review: David Bates Since 1982: From the Everyday to the Epic", The Austin Chronicle. January 22, 2010.
Swanson, Eric. "Katrina on Film and Canvas", Austin Daze. January.
Faires, Robert. "David Bates Since 1982: From Everyday to Epic," The Austin Chronicle, January 22.
Robinson, Gaile. "David Bates showing at Dallas Art Fair, Dunn and Brown Contemporary Gallery", The Dallas Morning News, February: 3E.
Robinson, Gaile. "Will it be another year of all eyes on Bates at the Dallas Art Fair?", Star Telegram, February: 2E.
Thorson, Alice. "Katrina: Kemper exhibits Bates' New Orleans work." Kansas City Star, May: G2.
Packham, Chris. "David Bates' Landscapes of Grief", The Pitch. June.
Jesse, Sarah. "Remembering Katrina by Forgetting the Politics", Review. June.
Sommer, Bob. "The Faces of Loss and Betrayal: 'David Bates: The Katrina Paintings'," The Kansas City Star, June.
Clark, Lesley, Jennifer Lebovich and Patricia Mazzei. "The Oil Spill Colors the Fabric of Coastal Life", Miami Herald, June 20, 2010.
Green, Tyler. "After the Storm: Three Disparate Artists Attempt to Make Sense of the Incomprehensible," Modern Painters, October, 2010, pp. 30-32.
McRary, Amy. "Artist's Bold Katrina Portraits Capture Survivor's Strength", Knoxville News Sentinel, October.
Mohney, Amanda. "David Bates' "Katrina Paintings" COmmunicate the Heartache in New Orleans", Metro Pulse. November.

2009 Guarino, Mark. "Whose art is Katrina Art?" Christian Science Monitor, August 17, 2009.
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. "Study in Nature, Dallas artist draws inspiration from environment in retrospective," Austin 360, November.
Cohen, Rebecca S. "David Bates: Austin Museum of Art," Fluent-Collaborative. December.
2008 Siedell, Daniel A. David Bates: The Storm, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Siedell, David A. David Bates: The Aftermath, Arthur Rogers Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Conrad III, Barnaby. David Bates: The Tropics, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Kutner, Janet. Points of Convergence: Masters of Fine Arts, The Gallery at UTA, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas
Dietsch, Deborah. "Philips Collects' its newest gems; No Surprise as holdings grow," The Washington Times, February 9, 2008
Granberry, Michael. "Face of the Flood, Anguish of Katrina on canvas," The Dallas Morning News, March: 5E.
2007 Spring, Justin. David Bates, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in association with Scala Publishers
Kutner, Janet. David Bates: Paintings from Texas Collections, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2006 Klein, Michael. David Bates: Grassy Lake, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Cohen, Rebecca S. "David Bates," American Art Since 1900.
Osterman, Julie. "Texas: Best of the West," Southwest Art, April, 2006.
Kutner, Janet. "Gray and Green," The Dallas Morning News, July: 4G.
Smith, Robert. "David Bates," The New York Times, December: B43.
2005 David Bates: Blackwater, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Driesbach, Janice and Daniel A. Siedell. Singular Expressions: Nine Artists, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
2004 Little, Carl. David Bates: Paintings and Drawings. DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
Karnes, Andrea. David Bates: Night Vision, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Volkmar, Carl F. "Transforming Identities," The New Orleans Art Review (NOAR), November/December/January: 16-19.
Anthony, Elis. "Top Dallas-Fort Worth Artist," Dallas Home Design, June: 34-42.
Sheets, Hilarie M. "David Bates", ARTnews, SUmmer: 170-171.
Little, Carl. "New York Diary: No Place Like Home", Face Magazine, August.
Daniel, Mike. "David Bates at Dunn and Brown Contemporary", The Dallas Morning News, November: 57 Guide.
2003 Kutner, Janet. "Legend Winners Named", The Dallas Morning News, June.
Van Keuren, Philip. David Bates: Poems, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Daniel, Mike. "David Bates Exhibition at the Contemporary," The Dallas Morning News, August: 5.
Harris, Joyce Saenz. "Modern Art with a Texas Twang,"  The Dallas Morning News, August: 3E.
"David Bates: Painting and Reliefs", The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art Newsletter, Fall: 3.
2002 White, Kit. "David Bates," ARTnews, March: 119-120.
Kutner, Janet. "Life out Loud," The Dallas Morning News, November: 6C.
2001 Wolfe, Townsend. National Drawing Invitational, Donald W. Reynolds Center for Drawing Research and Education, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Wei, Lilly. David Bates. DC Moore Gallery, New York
Van Keuren, Philip. David Bates: Black and White. Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Mitchell, Charles Dee. David Bates at Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Art in America. March 2001: 189-190.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. "David Bates at Dunn and Brown Contemporary," Art in America, March: 139-140.
Kutner, Janet. "Essential Elements," The Dallas Morning News, November: 8C.
2000 Oliver-Smith, Kerry. The Swamp: On the Edge of Eden, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Flordia
Greene, Alison de Lima. Texas: 150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Harry N Abrams, Incorporated, New York
Kutner, Janet. "Likfe Out Loud: David Bates Exhibit Combines Freedom, Control," The Dallas Morning News, November: 5C.
1999

Spring, Justin. David Bates. DC Moore Gallery, New York
Tobler, Jay, ed. The American Art Book. London: Phaidon Press (reproduction)
Garver, Thomas. WATER: A Contemporary American View. Charleston, South Carolina: Gibbes Art Museum.

1998 Driscoll, John and Arnold Skolnick. The Artist and the American Landscape. Cobb, California: First Glance Books (reproduction)
Harvey, Eleanor Jones. David Bares, "David Bates: Full Circle and Beyond." Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Wickliffe, Mary. David Bates/Betty Woodman: Paradox in Paint, Wood and Clay. New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey
1997 Mitchell, Charles Dee. David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Mitchell, Charles Dee. David Bates: The Gulf Coast, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
1996 Graze, Sue. David Bates. Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
David Bates. John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1995 Nash, Steven. David Bates, "Bates and Sculpture." Charles Cowles Gallery, San Francisco, California
David Bates: Roughshod-Sculpture and Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1993 Gallati, Barbara Dayer. David Bates, "Reconciling Place and Process: New Chapters in the Art of David Bates." The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, Florida
David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
In and Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the American Social Landscape, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1992 Arthur, John. David Bates, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Pillsbury, Edmond P. David Bates, A Painter's Painters, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1991 Arthur, John. American Realism and Figurative Art, 1952-1991. Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendi, Japan
1990 Cohen, Ronny. David Bates. Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
1989 Nash, Steven. David Bates, "David Bates Then and Now. John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1988 Price, Marla. David Bates: Forty Paintings, "Finding a Place: The Recent Paintings of David Bates." Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.
Sachson, Gail. "Artist Shares His Passion for Place, Time," Park Cities People, November.