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ARTIST STATEMENT

My work deals with what I would see as a pivotal role of realism, the role of paint on canvas and a continued development of mark and gesture as an evolving language. 
To this end over the last fifteen years I have almost completely returned to working with the landscape, a formal structure that contains an inherent abstraction and allows for multiple interpretations of the same subject.

Each painting is worked in series and built up slowly over multiple painting sessions, this process is not intrinsically about creating more detail, but about the understanding and translation of an emotional dialogue between myself, the landscape and picture surface.

I would describe myself as a 'gesturalist painter', the mark making process does not give away the illusion of detail and does not give in lightly to inspection. I work mainly with painting knifes to create a mixed surface impasto that is complex and multi layered. The marks are left open and create an evolving level of interpretation. 

The viewer is drawn in to explore further, creating a dialogue, asking the viewer to engage with the painting over many visits.
Clive William Pates


Awards and Recognition


  2010 Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi: Work Placed in Permanent Collection.

  Phippen Museum of Western Art, Prescott, Arizona: Work Placed in Permanent Collection.

  2009 Arizona Commission on the Arts Teaching Artists Roster.

  2008 Mississippi Arts Commission Mini-Grant for Travelling Dialogue catalogue.

  2006 Andy Warhol Foundation Grant.

  Mississippi Arts Commission Business Grant.

  2005 Mississippi Arts Commission / NEA Visual Arts Fellowship Grant.

  2004 Elected to the Mississippi Artists Roster.

  2002 Third Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.

  1999 Second Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.

  1996 First Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.

  1995 Fulbright Scholarship, MFA studies in Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art.

  Warhol Foundation Scholarship.

  Posey Foundation Scholarship.

  Special Commendation in Sculpture, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England.



Residencies


  2013 Artistic Alliance Residency, Cobh House, Co Cork, Ireland.

  2012 Resident Artist, Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, Arizona.

  2008 Guest Artist, Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, Arizona.

  2005 Guest Artist, Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, Arizona.

  2001 Robert Fleming Residency, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Scotland.

  2000 Roundstone Open Arts Residency, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.

  2000 Guest Artist, Verrocchio Arts Centre, Casole D’Elsa, Siena, Italy.

  1999 Juliet Gomperts Tuscany Residency, Casolé d’Elsa, Siena, Italy.



Education


  1996 Post-graduate work in Figurative Studies at the Art Students League, New York City.  

  1995 British Fulbright Scholar in Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art.

  1993 Post-graduate Degree, (Drawing and Foundry), University of the West of England, Bristol, England.

  1991 BFA awarded with First Class Honours, University of the West of England, Bristol, England.

  1983 Foundation Degree in Art and Design, Cheltenham College of Art, Cheltenham, England.



Publications

  Brushing up "Impasto with Impact", The Artist’s Magazine (publication date Feb/March 2016).

  Large Format Oil Painting Outdoors, (Cover Image) The Artist’s Magazine (July/August 2013).

  Clive Pates: Desert Dweller, Western Art Collector Magazine (November 2010).

  Travelling Dialogue, catalogue for the exhibition, Mississippi Arts Commission (2008).

  The Will to Endure, catalogue for the exhibition, George Ohr Museum of Art (2007).

  Mississippi Invitational, catalogue for the exhibition, Mississippi Museum of Art (2005).

  Clive Pates, Plein Air Magazine (October 2004).

  Clive Pates in Mississippi, Southern Accents Magazine (May/June 2003).

​   https://www.cwpates.com/copy-of-make-your-mark

Employment


  2008-12 Adjunct Instructor in Plein Air Painting, Yavapai College Sedona Campus, Sedona, AZ.

  2005-08 Regional Editor for UK and Ireland, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.

  2010 Instructor in Plein Air Painting, Verrocchio Arts Center, Casole D’Elsa, Siena, Italy.

  2006-07 Adjunct Curator, Ohr Museum of Art, Biloxi, Mississippi.

  2004 Instructor in Plein Air Painting, Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, MS.

  2003-05 Editor for UK and Ireland, Plein Air Magazine.

  1999-03 Lecturer in Life Drawing and Painting, Queens Road School of Art, Bristol, England.

  1997 Sculptor – Madame Tussaud’s, London, England.



Selected Solo Exhibitions


  2014 "From Oak Creek to the Accotink", The Arts Center of Orange, Orange, Virginia.

  "Clive Pates: Paintings", Joie d’Vivre Gallery, Cambridge, Maryland.

  2012 "Darkness and Light", RLV Gallery, Rancho Linda Vista Arts Community, Oracle, Arizona.

  2010 “Clive Pates: Recent Work”, RLV Gallery, Rancho Linda Vista Arts Community, Oracle, Arizona.

  “Form to Light to Colour: Clive Pate's Landscape", Old Jerome High School Studio, Jerome, Arizona.

  2008 “Travelling Dialogue”(with Virginia Pates), Meridian Community College, Meridian, Mississippi.

  “Travelling Dialogue”(with Virginia Pates), Yavapai College, Clarkdale, Arizona.

  2005 “Clive Pates: Recent Paintings”, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, (Nov. 2005– Cancelled due to Hurricane Katrina).

  2004 “Clive Pates: Recent Paintings”, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi.

  “Clive Pates: Twenty Minutes of Light”, Gallery 119, Jackson, Mississippi.

  2003 “Clive Pates: From the Sea of Cortez to the Tombigbee River”, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS.

  “Clive Pates: The Light in August”, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  “Clive Pates: Portraits”, Rood Contemporary Fine Art, Bristol, England.

  2002 “Clive Pates: Recent Work”, Department of Art Gallery, Mississippi State University.

  “Clive Pates: Landscape Retrospective”, Rood Contemporary Fine Art, Bristol, England.

  1997 “Clive Pates: New York Cityscapes”, Parkview Gallery, Bristol, England.



Group Exhibitions Selected


  2014 184th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

  2013 Pride, The Artistic Alliance Annual Winter Show, The Grain Store, Ballymaloe, Cork, Ireland.

  2009 “The Greatest Earth on Show”, Western Landscapes at the Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona.

  2007 “40 for 40”, 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Rancho Linda Vista Arts Community, Oracle, Arizona.

  “The Will to Endure”, George Ohr Museum, Biloxi, Mississippi.

  2006 “MAC and Andy Show”, Warhol Grant Awards at The Cedars, Jackson, Mississippi.

  Fall Juried Exhibition, American Academy of Equine Art, Lexington, Kentucky.

  2005 “Mississippi Invitational”, Mississippi Museum of Art.

  Tucson Plein Air Painters' Society "Plein Air 2005", Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

  2003 Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters’ “Painting in the Park”, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

  “Plein Air Landscapes”, Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, Estes Park, Colorado.

  1996 “Drawings”, Mark Humphries Gallery, New York.  

  “Second Open Sculpture Exhibition”, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England.

  1995 “First Open Sculpture Exhibition”, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England.

  1990 BP Portrait Award, selected for exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London.



Past Gallery Representation:


  The Artistic Alliance Gallery, Ballymaloe, Co Cork

  Sylvia Schmidt Fine Art, New Orleans, LA.

  The David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee.

  The Hanson Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee.

  The Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.


Latest catalog:

"Oil & Dirt" Works by Clive and Virginia Pates. Catalog includes images and commentary describing a 2013 Artistic Alliance residency in Co. Cork Ireland. The catalog also includes work from Arizona and Northern Virginia:

https://www.cwpates.com/copy-of-travelling-dialogue-2

Earlier catalog:

"A Traveling Dialogue" Catalog includes works from Mississippi and paintings created on a two-month painting trip to Baja, California, created with help from an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant:

https://www.cwpates.com/articles

Plein-Air Magazine article. Work from Italy, Baja and Mississippi, artists profile and landscape



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BIOGRAPHY

Clive Pates is a British painter who currently lives and works in the Virginia Piedmont. His oil-on-linen paintings, which he exhibits internationally, are large perceptual studies that work with surface gesture and the structure of light and colour to describe a subtle cohesion of the abstract and representational mark.

After foundation studies at Cheltenham Art College and a degree from University of the West of England in the UK, Pates studied at the New York Academy of Art on a British Fulbright. He lived on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi during and after Hurricane Katrina, working with the Mississippi Arts Commission and the George Ohr Museum of Art to support the recovery of artists after the storm. In August of 2008 he moved to the high desert of Arizona, painting Verde Valley and surrounding landscape. He moved to his current residence in Northern Virginia in 2012.

Pates’ work has received numerous awards including two Warhol Foundation grants, three Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grants, a fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission, and multiple residencies in Italy, Ireland, Scotland and the United States, and are in the collections of the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Mississippi, and the Phippen Museum of Art in Prescott, Arizona. He has recently shown at the Orange Center for the Arts and Ballymaloe House in County Cork, Ireland.

A detailed bio can be found at www.cwpates.com 
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