Serena Bates


Representation & Affiliations

• Academic Artists Association, Springfield, Massachusetts
• Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, Westerly, RI
• Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY, NY
• CT Academy of Fine Arts
• The Courtyard Gallery, Mystic, CT
• The Hollow Art & Antique Gallery, Mystic, CT
• Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
• Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT
• National Sculpture Society, NY, NY
• New England Sculptors Society
• Pfizer Chemical, Groton, CT
• Salmagundi Club, NY, NY
• South County Art Association, Kingston, RI

   Serena G. Bates, born 1965, in Quonset, RI. From childhood, Bates had an inquisitive nature and keen interest in anything artistic. She was classically educated at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts (CT) and the Rhode Island School of Design (RI). She studied sculpting with renowned sculptors Elizabeth Gordon Chandler, Laci deGerenday and Don Gale, as well as painting with painters Aaron Shikler, Dean Keller and Dan Gheno. Bates is an artist member of the Salmagundi Club (NY) the National Sculpture Society (NY), the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club (NY), the New England Sculpture Society, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Mystic Art Center (CT) and a founding member of the Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (RI).

Whether it be sculpting or painting, her work is primarily done in the field or with a live subject, where she feels her works are the result of “experience and keen observation”. Bates feels “you can’t breathe true life into your creations unless you have gotten to know your subjects on a personal and more intimate level.

Recent accolades include winning the top award in sculpture at the 29th Annual Juried Non-Member Exhibition of the Salmagundi Art Club in New York, NY. She received the Joseph Hartley Memorial Award for her sculpture “Shoo Fly” and was accepted as a full artist member. Bates is well known in the southern New England community, and her work can be found in many private collections throughout the United States.


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