Peggy Bates is a New York based artist with a history of successful solo exhibitions, participation in international art fairs, grants and awards, works in select corporate collections, and effusive critical praise and context in nationally recognized media sources such as The New York Times, Art in America, Vanity Fair, and Elle. She received her MFA from Hunter College in New York, NY in 2000, and her BA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA. Bates has been exhibiting actively in New York since the early 1990's. She has exhibited at Neil Stevenson Fine Art in Brooklyn, NY, and 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, Barachois, John Gibson Gallery in New York, Tobey Fine Arts, Black Herron, and Black & Greenberg Gallery in New York, NY. She has received numerous awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Her work has been highly exposed by her exhibited in several art fairs such as Art Miami Context, AQUA Art Miami, and Scope. Recently she was selected to participate in "70 Years of Abstract Painting" at the Jason McCoy Gallery.