Lindsey E. Bates
Acrylic, Mixed Media
Chicago, IL


Lindsey E. Bates is a Chicago artist who has expressed himself through the tip of a pencil, pen, brush, or rock since he could hold them in his hand.  Always drawn to various forms of art, whether it would be a comic book or 3D computer animation.  Lindsey honed his gift at Streamwood High’s Academy of Art later earning a BFA in Media Arts & Animation from The Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago.  His fine art has been purchased in Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Iowa, and Los Angeles.

The city of Chicago is his foundation where he began his artistic career receiving invitations to display his work across the city.  Invites include:  Citi Bank Annual Black History Lunch in, Van Sherrod gallery, Lacuna Lofts, Beverly Art Center, Douglas Park Field House, Grand Ballroom, Gallery 19, Southside Community Art Center, Zhou B Art Center, Adler School of Psychology, Art on Sedgwick, MurphyHill Gallery, and DuSable 35th annual Art Festival where he received a 1st Place Award in Fine Art. Lindsey continues to invoke emotion through expressive storytelling paintings.