Wayne Pate: at Maya Frodeman Gallery West

24 May - 30 Jun 2024
Maya Frodeman Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition with artist Wayne Pate on view at the gallery's Wilson location from May 24th through June 30th, 2024. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 24th from 5-7pm in Wilson. All are welcome to attend.
Born and raised in Texas, Pate left home in his teens, following the lead of a few New York-bound friends: Pate hopped on a Greyhound bus and, two and a half days later, started a whole new life in the city. An untrained artist, he first delved into the arts after learning graphic design programs while working for an advertising agency. After a few years, he then working in graphic design for major fashion brands. Pate also DJed in New York for many years, and wound up designing flyers and record sleeves for a few record labels, and, at one point, even operating a streetwear brand. Around 2006, Pate launched his first online shop and started selling prints and personal work, already playing with the classical motifs that define his work today, leading his work to emerge as part of the zeitgeist of mid-2000s Brooklyn. After establishing his career as an artist, Pate relocated to New Zeeland. Pate's work is included in notable private collections, including The Carlyle Hotel, New York and the Palm Heights Hotel, Cayman Islands. Pate has participated in exhibitions nationally and internationally. Pate lives and works between Brooklyn and New Zealand with his wife and children.