College for Creative Studies I Art Education: Teach What You Love


Anita Bates

Adjunct Faculty

MFA, Wayne State University; MA, Eastern Michigan University

Anita Bates (born, 1966) is an artist and educator living in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Her paintings are primarily abstract ‘landscapes’ that focus heavily on the language of color, texture and space. Bates has been exhibited in several venues including the G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Dell Pryor, Detroit Artists Market and The River’s Edge Gallery in Wyandotte, Michigan. Bates has also exhibited in New York at A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery.

The artist and her work have been noted and reviewed in several periodicals and publications such as The Detroit News and Free Press, Trait Magazine, BLAC Magazine and most recently, Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton Collection.

Anita holds an MFA and MA in painting from Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University respectively. She is a Fulbright Memorial Fellow in Japanese education and is currently pursuing her Doctorate from Wayne State University.

Anita Bates is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Art Education. Her research interests include the relationship between school uniforms and creativity. In addition to teaching art at the Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies, she serves as an adjunct in CCS's Art Education Department.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions/Projects

2013 Imago Mundi : Lucian Benetton Collection
2013 Michigan Nightlight
Melinda Clynes - 2013 Model D
2013 Romeo Observer - Chris Gray
2012 Design Line - Jakki Kirouac
2010 B.L.A.C. Magazine