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ROSS COATES

1932
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Studied at the University of Michigan, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (B.F.A.), and New York University (Ph.D.)

1958
Permanently moved to the United States.

1961
Daughter Meagan born in New York City

1964
Daughter Arwyn born in Kansas City, Missouri

1965
Became an American citizen

1980
Married artist Marilyn Lysohir

1995
Co-founded High Ground, a yearly art magazine

Taught at various schools in and around New York City. In 1968-1970 was art tutor at Canon Lawrence College in Uganda, East Africa. Since 1976, Professor in the Art Department at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
for the 10 Years

2000
Installation: “The Diary” Galerie Arka,Vladivostok, Russia

1999
Denis Ochi Fine Arts Ketchum, Idaho*

“Open Sesame/Book Arts” Everett Center for the Arts Everett, Washington

“Art as Environ: The Contemporary Installation” with Marilyn Lysohir. Leonardo da Piso Spends Easter at the Beach and 75 Bunnies. WSU Museum of Art Pullman, Washington

1998
“Idaho Triennial” Boise Art Museum Boise, Idaho*

1997
“From Moscow with Love” Artetage Gallery Vladivostok, Russia

Installation: “Hunting”Salt Lake Art Center Salt Lake City, Utah

“Two Studios/One Bed” Cheney-Cowles Museum Spokane, Washington*

“West Coast Painting and Sculpture ’97” Oceanside Museum of Art Oceanside, California*

1996
“Hjulet 96” Herning Museum Herning, Denmark

1995
“Mystery of the Magic Box” Institute of History and Art Anchorage, Alaska*



*Catalogue

1994
Installation with Marilyn Lysohir: “Secrets of an Ancient Heart”SPF, Copenhagen Denmark

Exhibition with Marilyn Lysohir and Luisa Betancourt, Alianza Francesca Maracaibo, Venezuela

“15 from America” Regional Museum Khabarovsk and Artetage Gallery Vladivostok, Russia

1993
“Babylon” Galerie Laerken, Holland and Holstrebro Festuge, Denmark

1992
Installation: “Thirteen Whirlwinds” (4th Version) UOP Gallery McCaffrey Center University of the Pacific Stockton, California*

“Inter” Kunsthalle, Holstebro, Denmark

“Dreams and Shields” Salt Lake Art Center Salt Lake City, Utah*

1991
Installation: “Getting From One Place” Fine Arts Center Port Angeles, Washington

“Come to Your Senses” collaborative pieces with Marilyn Lysohir Bellevue Art museum Bellevue, Washington

“Stori Naturali” artists’ books Genoa, Italy

“Sun Valley Center for the Arts” Sun Valley, Idaho*

1990
Installation: “Thirteen Whirlwinds” (2nd Version) Northview Gallery Portland Community College Portland, Oregon

COLLECTIONS

Work is in private collections and at Finch College (N.Y.), University of California (Berkeley), University of Alberta, State University of New York (Stoneybrook), New York University, Chase Manhattan Bank, Russell Sage College (Troy N.Y.), Schenectady Museum, Idaho First National Bank, Museum of Art (W.S.U.) and City of Seattle.

PUBLICATIONS
for the 10 Years

Founder and Co-Editor “High Ground: Art Notes from the Plateau.” A limited edition art book/magazine. Moscow, Idaho Since 1995

1998
Ilyas Zinatulin” exhibition catalogueWashington State University

1995
Interview with the Bricoleur” in Universe, Washington State University

1994
Picnic at Bitayz Bay” in The Raven Chronicles, Seattle Vol. 3, No. 2. Winter

1993
Singing to the Sky” in The Raven Chronicles, Seattle Vol. 2, No. 2. Winter

1992
Introduction: “14 from Vladivostok” Exhibition catalogueWashington State University

1990
Editor: “Gods Among Us: American Indian Masks” San Diego: American Indian Studies, California State University at San Diego

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