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Josh M. G. Yates

Brooklyn, NY

About Josh M. G. Yates

Brooklyn, NY

Josh M. G. Yates (b. 1989) is an artist based in New York City.

Born in the English Channel Islands, Josh M. G. Yates moved permanently to the east coast, USA, eventually settling in New York City. He holds a BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts.

In his paintings, esoteric phenomena and landscape imagery are rendered in strokes and splashes of color. Also incorporated are drawn elements and other mark making. Repeating symbols are suspended, and intricate images often embedded onto the canvas surface.

Yates paintings invite a viewer’s interpretation, placing an emphasis on the power of the unconscious and says that his paintings exist in-part as a kind of deep experiential playground where he can ruminate upon it.

When embraced through a metaphorical lens, Yates’ paintings, in name and content, often reveal a dramatic conjuration; of both subtle and the more determinate and dramatically defined compositions. A weaving of free-form hand-application and the more intricately rendered scatterings of symbolic motifs across the canvas surface. These paintings renew with prolonged engagement, particularly together, as though compositionally the paintings are unfixed iterations of one another.

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Other works by Josh M. G. Yates

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

    March 9, 2022
    January 27, 2022
    August 13, 2021
    March 22, 2022
    June 9, 2022
    June 5, 2022
    June 25, 2022


  • School Of Visual Arts, MFA Fine Arts
    New York, NY,2018 
  • Massachusetts College Of Art & Design, BFA Painting
    Boston, MA,2012 

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