Eliot Coates was born in Ōtautahi, Christchurch in 1984 and currently resides in Ōtepoti, Dunedin. His works embody a meditative and otherworldly space, an immersive dreamscape that coaxes the viewer into quiet contemplation. In a loud and distracting world, the play of colour and light in Coates' oil paintings encourages us to slow down, focus and be present, in a going beyond words and daily concerns.
Coates is self-taught and currently represented by Gallery De Novo in Dunedin.
RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022 • New Dunedin Painting (Redux), Wave Project Space, Dunedin
2020 • Soft Field, Olga Gallery, Dunedin
2019 • Analogue, Olga Gallery, Dunedin
2014 • Geothermal, Mint Gallery, Dunedin
RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 • Still, Milford Galleries, Dunedin
2014 • New Works, Milford Galleries, Dunedin
2014 • New Dunedin Painting, Brick Brothers Gallery, Dunedin
2020 • New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, Finalist
2014 • New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, Finalist