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cesso diplopia
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 2016

Caitlin Bates is an internationally shown artist currently living and working in the Atlanta area. She received her BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta in 2009. Shas has a love of animals, the smell of vintage books, music, cooking, and despite the distaste for blood and gore, anatomy and the macbre.

Artist Statement
I am fascinated by how our bodies function, both physically and mentally, yet still have a hard time 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 of 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 rather, phases of our lives) only to bloom again as we change throughout time. Even though both can show histories and beauty there lies plenty of ruin between them, whether it's human onto nature, or nature onto human, and everything in between. Whether from selfish desires or means of survival we co-habit the same space in a very 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.