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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Robert Coates

Home 33 E HEBBLE AVE County: Greene
Fairborn OH 45324 United States
Home Phone: 9376894855 Website:


Bob Coates 

University of Pennsylvania, 1993 M.F.A. Painting

Wright State University, 1990 B.F.A.  Drawing/Painting

Studied Bronze Casting, Miami University and David Brand Studio

Professor Sinclair College, 1993-2020 Retired

Member:  Dayton Society of Artists, the Contemporary Dayton, Springfield Museum of Art


2017 Annual Juried Member’s Show, “Light Years Ahead” The Contemporary Dayton,

July-August 2017, Awarded Second Place

70th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio, Merit Award June-August 2016 

67th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio, Awarded 1st and 2nd place sculpture, June-August 2013

Ohio Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, Second Place Professional, September 2001

Solo Exhibitions

 Gallery 510, Dayton, Ohio,  Bob Coates: New Work, 2016

Triangle Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, Figures and Faces, 2013

Group Shows:

 All Ohio Contemporary Ceramics Competition and Art Show, Zanesville, Ohio, October 2016, October 2018

Invited by the Springfield Museum of Art to create a piece of art using the ovoid shape, I created a “Fertility Rattle “  and also exibited “Rebirth” January-April 2017

Sky High, Invitational Exhibition, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, invitational, Exhibition travels to Portsmouth, Ohio after October, July-October 2014

Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, Ohio, The Contemporary Dayton (DVAC), and Springfield Museum of Art – numerous juried exhibits 

Work in the collections of : 

Dr. Bob Brandt Dayton, Ohio

Michael Richard Roediger Dayton, Ohio

Evelyn Mahrt, Piqua, Ohio

Tess Little, Fairborn, Ohio

Artist Statement

Statement about my art:

I work with clay, bronze, and mixed media. Some of my work has its roots in ancient cultures, in which natural atmospheric forces are often personified as gods and goddesses. For example, in ancient Greece, times of day, heavenly bodies, and the earth were embodied in mythical persona. My pieces speak of the beauty and flow of the natural world, and they reflect my concern for and love of the earth.