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Growth, Destruction, Rebirth I
Letters I Should Have Written You
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Sculptural & Installation Work

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All images copyright of Caitlin Bates 2023

Caitlin Bates is an internationally shown artist living and working in Alpharetta, GA. She received her BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta in 2009. Caitlin is a wife & mother. She loves the smell of vintage books and music. Despite her distaste for blood and gore, she is fascinated with anatomy and the macabre.

Artist Statement
I am fascinated by how our bodies function, physically and mentally, yet I still have difficulty understanding simple aspects of life. By viewing our complex structures through a quirky child-like mentality, specifically with my series Growth, Destruction, Rebirth I, I am trying to make and understand those connections between myself and nature. We both grow physically, but I also believe that, similar to myself, nature can grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We also become dormant in some seasons (or phases of our lives), only to bloom again as we change. Even though both can show history and beauty, there lies plenty of ruin between them, whether it's human onto nature, or nature onto a human and everything in between. Whether from selfish desires or means of survival, we cohabit in the same space in a similarly beautiful and terrifying process.

caitlin (at) caitlinbates (dot) com
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Downloadable CV available upon request

Live/Work: Atlanta, Georgia
Education: BFA Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, 2009.

Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions
9 View Points, PBJ Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Gallery Artist Corvidae Collective, Nashville, TN.

Chairish the Future, Charity Auction for The Furniture Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Alchemy, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA
In Progress, Studioplex, Atlanta, GA
Doomsday Art and Film Festival, New York, NY
Art Atlanta, Southern Mills Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
P&B Emerging Artists Gallery 1526, Gallery 1526 Atlanta, GA.

Process, Works in Progress, The Granite Room Atlanta, GA.
Life Support Japan, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery Atlanta, GA.

SCAD-Atlanta Juried Photography Show/Atlanta Celebrates Photography closing reception, Atlantic Station Atlanta, GA.

SCAD-Atlanta Photography Show, Atlantic Station Atlanta, GA.
Silver & Ink 2009, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre Hong Kong, China.
Mixed Conceptions, Art House Open Space Atlanta, GA.
Eye-Scream, Traveling UHAUL show Atlanta, GA.
Print-ol-ogy, The Department Store Atlanta, GA.
Silver & Ink, The River Club Savannah, GA.
Nine in 09, English Avenue Yards Studio Space Atlanta, GA.
Contemporary Art for Modern Times, Johns Creek Art Center Johns Creek, GA.
Open Studio Night, SCAD-Atlanta Atlanta, GA.

Open Studio Night, SCAD-Atlanta Atlanta, GA.
Photography Portfolio Show, SCAD-Atlanta Open Studio Night Atlanta, GA.

Between Light and Love, Starbucks Cumming, GA. (solo)
Young Guns, Defoore Center Atlanta, GA.