Samantha Bates


The artwork of Samantha Bates longs for a different kind of looking. Hundreds of thousands of dashes, lines, strokes, stitches, traces, loops, coils, dots and holes are applied with various speed, pressure, and with a variety of media. The images of her native Washington state wilderness are revealed through this thoughtful and time-involved technique, referencing domestic practices and the work of women.

"Wandering through the work, pathways are found, details discovered, surprises emerge, while time is made tangible, quantifiable and visceral." — Samantha Bates


Samantha Bates currently lives and works along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington.