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Born in Vermont (1981).

Lives and works in New York.


2003 BA Hampshire College, MA


Solo Exhibitions


2023 Set With Care, Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK

2022 Absent Friends, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

2019 Las Doñas, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2018 Biombo, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Mama Lengua, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

2012 Chiquita Banana, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Snap and Go, Galería Espacio Mínimo, Madrid, Spain

2010 Man Enough, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY  

2010 If The Accident Will, Richard Heller, Los Angeles, CA

2008 NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL, Monya Rowe Gallery, NY

2008 Just Hustle and Muscle, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

2008 Man Power, Mogadishni, Copenhagen, Denmark  

2007 My Little War Mongers, Richard Heller, Los Angeles, CA

2006 MotherMen, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY  

2004 The Peaceable Kingdom, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY


Group Exhibitions



Breathless, Galerie Myriam Chair, Paris, France


Indulge, ArtMovement, Los Angeles, CA

You Tell Me, Foley Gallery, New York, NY


Mommy, Monya Rowe Gallery, Saint Augustine, FL


Larissa Bates and Beverly Semmes, Topless Gallery, Rockaway Beach, NY

A Verdant Summer, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY



Boston Artadia Awardees, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA     

Nothing Pathetic About Her, bkprojects, Watertown, MA

Not Really, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

Out of Place, Monya Rowe Gallery, Saint Augustine, FL

Pulse Art Fair, Monya Rowe Gallery, Miami, FL

Alchemy, DC Moore, New York, NY



The Cat Art Show, 101 Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA



Inaugural Group Exhibition at 34 Orchard Street, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY



Zagga Zow, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto (July 2012)

The Calender's Tales: Fantasy, Figuration & Representation, Boston University, 808 Gallery, February 2012.

Pinta, New York with Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain (November, 2011)



Pinta Art Fair London, with Galería Espacio Mínimo, Madrid, Spain

Mini Size Me: A Monumental Critique of Today's Handheld Society, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA,  Curated by Jillian Nakornthap

ARCO Art Fair, with Galería Espacio Mínimo, Madrid, Spain



Metallika, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Patrick Brennan



Out of Order, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, Curated by Scott Hug

Our Beginnings Never Know Our Ends, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York



Inaugural Group Show, Monya Rowe, New York

The World's Smallest Art Fair at Anna Kustera, NY, Monya Rowe Gallery, NY

Pulse New York Art Fair, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

All Gouache All the Time Part 2, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Geoffrey Young



Ornament: Ho Hum All Ye Faithful, Bravin Lee, New York, NY, Curated by Lauren Van Haaften-Schick

Aqua Wynwood Art Fair, Monya Rowe, Miami, FL

Vera Illiatova, Rebeca Raney, Larissa Bates, Mogadishni, Copenhagen, Denmark

All Gouache All the Time, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Momenta Annual Benefit, White Columns, New York, NY

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Galleria Glance, Turin, Italy

LA Art Fair, Richard Heller, Los Angeles, CA



Year 06 Art Fair, London, U.K.

The Young Americans, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, Curated by Kelly Kyst

Garden Paradise, The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, New York, NY, Curated by Lacy Davisson Doyle and Clare Weiss

Drawings, Roberts   Tilton, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Geoffrey Young

Do You Think I'm Disco, Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Bronx, NY

Almost 30, The Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS



Bunny, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN  

Aqua Art Miami Art Fair, Monya Rowe, Miami, FL  

Le Papier, gescheidle, Chicago, IL  

Radical Vauderville, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Something is Somewhere, Monya Rowe, NY, Curated by Anat Ebgi and Monya Rowe

Things of that Nature, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY

Can't See the Forest, Sixspace, Los Angeles, CA  



Art Mobile, curated by Janet Phelps, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL

FRISBEE Art Fair, Monya Rowe, Miami Beach, FL

I've Met Someone Else, Monya Rowe, New York, NY

Fictitious Fixations, The University of Maine, Augusta, ME

The Drawing Show, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

Tag Team, The Tank, New York, NY, Curated by Karen Schoellkopf

Aviate Collective, The Knitting Factory, New York, NY



Bibliography / Press



ArtNet, "From Joan Mitchell’s Early Works to Daniel Arsham’s Dystopian Future: 45 Can’t-Miss Gallery Shows in New York This September," Sarah Cascone and Caroline Goldstein, August 30


Folio Weekly, The Flog, "Emotional Gooeyness and A Little SNARK: “Mommy” at Monya Rowe Gallery," Madeline Peck Wagner, May 1


The New York Times, "Galleries Shift Shape to Survive in a Changing Art World," Roberta Smith, June 23



The New York Times, Art in Review, “Larissa Bates Explores Her Costa Rican Heritage,” Holland Cotter, June 15

The New York Times, “At the College of New Rochelle, a Show Meant to Provoke Double Takes,” Susan Hodara, February 21

Art F City, Art Fair, "Great Strides Made Yet Still Needed at Pulse", Paddy Johnson, December 5

NY Observer, Observer Culture, "8 Must-See Satellite Art Fair Booths in Miami", Ryan E. Steadman, December 1

Artspace, Artists to Watch, "Artists to Watch at NADA Miami Beach 2015", Editors, November 30

Burnaway, Art Review, "Monya Rowe Gallery Migrates South from NYC", Lily Kuonen, November 6

Folio Weekly, Arts & Events, Editors, October 7

KUNSTforum, "Shana Beth Mason recommends five exhibitions to see in New York between Frieze NY and Art Basel." Shana Beth Mason, May 29

New York Observer, Culture, "Weekend Edition: 11 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before June 2", Paul Laster, May 28



CBS News, Arts, "Art Scene Gets Catty in Los Angeles", editors, January 13

TIME, Arts, "Check Out the World's Best Collection of Cat Art", Olivia B. Waxman, January 11



Bedford + Bowery, News, "The Be-All End-All Guide to Early September Art", Erica Martin, August 30

The Huffington Post, Arts & Culture, "Monya Rowe Gallery Heads to Orchard Street ", Susan Michals, August 27



ArtInfo, (International Edition), "One-Line Reviews: Our Staff's Pithy Takes on Gallery Shows by Thomas Demand, Niki de Saint Phalle, a", Ben Davis, June 15, 2012

The New Yorker, Goings On About Town: Art, "Larissa Bates", Claire Barliant, May 28, 2012

The Morning News, Gallery, "Chiquita Banana: Larissa Bates", Karolle Rabarison, May 22, 2012

BU Today, Arts & Entertainment, "The Art of Fantasy", Amy Sutherland, February 6, 2012



El Culural (cutural magazine of El Mundo) (Spain), Art, "Larissa Bates en el paraiso", Mariano Navarro, June, 10, 2011

El Duende (Spain), Art, "Paisajes Idilicos", Ana Berruguete, June 2011

IDIOM Magazine, "Macho, MotherMan, Men: Rethinking Masculinity", Editors, January 14, 2011



Art Talk for ISE Cultural Foundation, “Larissa Bates,” Melissa Levin, November  



The Daily Beast, The Buzz Board: Smart People Recommend, "Art Pick", Eric Latzky, November 18, 2008

New York, Vulture, “Larissa Bates Has an Eye for Boys Wrestling and Men in Bear Suits”, Emma Pearse, September 30

Beautiful, Anthology, “Larissa Bates”, Sasha Lee, September 24

The New York Times, Art in Review, “Larissa Bates”, Karen Rosenberg, September 19, “Man Power at Mogadishni”, June 26, 2008, reproduction

Politiken, “Mandetyper confront each other images in Valby”, Torben Sangild, June 2, reproduction



La Stampa, Art & Culture, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", Lisa Parola, June 29

The Los Angeles Times, Calendar: Art, “The Spirit of a Warrior”, editors, June 14

Flavorpill Los Angeles, LA#227: Art, Cover Design Credit, editors, July, Issue 227

Red China Magazine, “Larissa Bates”, Issue 2, Volume 2, pp. 61 – 66, reproduction


2006, Critics Picks, “Do You Think I'm Disco”, Claire Barliant, February 9

The New York Times, Art in Review, “Do You Think I'm Disco,” Holland Cotter, February 3

ELLE, “Rowe's Gallery”, Aaron Gel, January 2006, Volume XXI Number 5 No. 245, reproduction



Contemporary Art, “New York Contemporary Art Scene”, China, December, reproduction

Bon magazine, ”State of the Art”, Hynek Pallas, Fall #5, International edition

The New York Times, Weekend Arts, “Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable”, Holland Cotter, July 8

The New York Press, Summer Art Guide, "Something is Somewhere", Robert Marshall, Volume 18, #21, May 25-31, 2005

Small Antenna, Larissa Bates, reproduction/cover, David Bartlett, May

La Vanguardia, “El dibujo un arte veloz”, editors, May 1

Les Inrockuptibles, “Armpit of the Mole”, France, May 16

Alarm magazine, Buck Austin, upcoming



The New York Times, Art in Review, “Echo Eggebrecht,” Roberta Smith, November 12

The New York Times, Arts and Leisure, “Chelsea Enters Its High Baroque Period,” Roberta Smith, November 28, reproduction



2005 The Armpit of the Mole, drawing compilation published by Foundation 30km/s, France



2009 Unbelievable and Marvelous, Baie-Saint-Paul's 27th International Symposium of Contemporary Art, Quebec, Canada

2007 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Artist Residency, New York, NY


Grants and Awards

2016 Sustainable Arts Foundation Finalist

2014 Boston Artadia Awardee

2003 Hampshire College Independent Productions Grant



The West Collection

21c Museum Hotels

The Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection

Wellington Management Collection



© 2018 All material courtesy of the artist and Monya Rowe Gallery.

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