Taylor Bates is an artist in San Antonio, Texas. She has an M.A. in Art Education from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Studio Art from St. Edward’s University.

She is currently Director of Programs & Exhibitions at Artpace San Antonio.


My work expresses the abiding beauty found in ordinary moments of life. I paint from personal photos and found images, creating a sense of nostalgia through preserving memories of things past. Though sometimes likened to photorealism, my paintings are embellished impressionistically—infused with inviting, sensuous forms, vivid colors, and fine detail.