Yates, Stephen

Community: Port Townsend
Phone: 360-385-4330
Email: yatesart123@gmail.com
Website: www.syatesart.com
Media: painting

Past exhibits and events with Northwind

2016: Showcase artist, Expressions Northwest, Bits & Pieces, Abstractionists, Poem Inspired | 2015, 2013 Alchemy of the Abstract | 2015, 2014, 2013 Small Expressions | 2015: Art in the Library, Radical Change | 2014: Art & Word, Earth Matters

Artist Statement

In recent work I have been exploring ambiguous atmospheres, from the cosmic macrocosm of outer space to pools and fluid undersea environments, from microscopic bacteria to layers of earth strata. The similarities between these elements allow for multiple readings of the imagery. The visuals of life cycles from the large to the small continue to intrigue me.


Stephen Yates has lived in the Port Townsend area for many years, moving here shortly after receiving his Master of Fine Art degree in painting from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He also received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Oregon.

He has exhibited his work extensively in the Northwest and across the country. His work has been collected by a number of organizations and private collectors including The City of Seattle, The City of Portland, Microsoft Corporation, The University of Washington-Bothell, Providence Hospital, Overlake Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospitals, Metro Health Medical Center, The Van Andel Institute, Marriot Hotels, Hilton Hotels and 15 Washington State colleges, schools and public facilities.

He has received a number of awards including an Artist Trust Fellowship and a Centrum Residency. Click here to his resumé online for details.

Gallery Affiliations

Ryan James Fine Arts, Kirkland, WA
4 Square Art, Mesa, AZ

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