“I’ve been drawn to art in its various forms since childhood. Whether it was Minnie Ripleton during Saturday morning cleaning, watching Ozone and Turbo break, or drawing out hand made Winnie the Pooh character cut outs. I have always appreciated how art can express, transform, and release.“
– Lindsey E. Bates
Chicago is the foundation of my artistic career. Here is where I learned about graffiti, Picasso, Frida, Abstract, Sculptures, Masks, Medial Ages, Installations, movies in the park, and music festivals. Oh such more I can mention about the artistic culture of this world class city. The inspiration is in abundance here. That abundance has lead to being invited to display at Citi Bank Black History Lunch in, Just Jackie Webseries, South Side Community Art Center Community Art, guest on Teen Talk Radio, Intelligential Radio, Lisa and Daryl TV show, Elephant Room Gallery, Marwen Institute, Better Boys Foundation, Donald L. Morrill Elementary, Grand Ballroom, Van Sherrod Gallery, Artistic Jeanius, Gallery Swarm, Blue Star Bistro, Beverly Art Center, KIPP Lead, Douglas Park Field House, Edgewater Artist in Motion, Lacuna Lofts, One Heart One Soul, Ian Sherwin Gallery, Fireside Restaurant, Galyin Hair Salon, Just Turkey Restaurant, Echo Revelation, Bridgeport Art Center, Adler School of Psychology, Roosevelt Middle School, Talman Elementary, Carter G. Woodson Academy, MurphyHill Gallery to the DuSable 35th annual Art Festival where I received a First Place Award in Fine Art. Recently I had the honor to exhibit work with the Museum of Science and Industry. Also did a pop-up vending booth with Navy Pier for their Celebrate Africa 2016.
My journey through art is not over till my work is in a museum’s collection. Even when that happens my steps to building my creative brand will evolve again.