Theaster Gates Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Theaster Gates Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight80 kg
Date of BirthAugust 28, 1973
Zodiac SignVirgo
GirlfriendUnknown

Theaster Gates is a talented American artist, urban planner, musician, and committed social worker. Gates has exhibited and performed at numerous museums and art galleries including Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany; Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA; Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada; Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy; Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; and Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy. He has won numerous Artes Mundi prizes and others like Légion d’Honneur and Nasher Prize for Sculpture. Theaster is also a professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Visual Arts.

Born Name

Theaster Gates

Nick Name

Theaster

Theaster Gates in an Instagram selfie as seen in September 2018
Theaster Gates in an Instagram selfie as seen in September 2018 (Theaster Gates / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Residence

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Theaster Gates studied at the Lane Technical High School in Chicago, Illinois. Later, he attended Iowa State University and graduated with a B.S. in Urban Planning and Ceramics in 1996.

He further studied art in Japan and obtained an M.A. degree in Fine Arts, and Religious Studies from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Occupation

Artist, Urban Planner, Musician, Social Worker, Professor

Family

  • Father – He was a roofer.
  • Mother – She was a school teacher.
  • Siblings – He has 8 older sisters.

Manager

Theaster Gates is represented by –

  • Regen Projects, Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • White Cube, Art Gallery, London, England, United Kingdom

Genre

Southern, Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Soul, Buddhist Chants

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Unsigned

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Theaster Gates at Soul Manufacturing Corporation in December 2012
Theaster Gates at Soul Manufacturing Corporation in December 2012 (Locust Projects / Locustprojects.org / Public Domain)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Theaster Gates has rarely spoken about his personal life in his interactions with the media, which makes it difficult for us to ascertain anything about his dating history and love life.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Bald

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Shaved hair
  • Rugged gray beard

Brand Endorsements

Theaster Gates hasn’t done endorsement work for any brand yet.

Theaster Gates (Right) and Harry Styles as seen in July 2018
Theaster Gates (Right) and Harry Styles as seen in July 2018 (Theaster Gates / Instagram)

Religion

Christianity

He was raised a Baptist.

Best Known For

His work in revitalizing poor neighborhoods through urban planning and art. Also, many of his works have been shown globally in numerous famous museums and art galleries.

As a Singer

In 2009, Theaster formed the music group Black Monks of Mississippi, and since then, the group has done many collaborative performances with different musicians from around the world at specific venues.

First TV Show

In 2014, he made his first TV appearance as a guest on the comedy news talk-show The Colbert Report.

Theaster Gates Favorite Things

  • Cities – Chicago and Kyoto
  • Vacation Spot – New Orleans
  • Sport – Pingpong
  • Restaurant – Renga-Tei, a Japanese restaurant in Lincolnwood
  • Mode Of Transit – Roller-skating in his Chicago Skates classic rink skates
  • Music – Anything by Frankie Knuckles
  • Dive Bar – Leo’s Den on 71st Street (1200 E. 71st St.)
  • Fashion – Anything by Folk Clothing

SourceChicago Tribune

Theaster Gates at the Chicago 2016 Cultural Olympiad discussion conference
Theaster Gates at the Chicago 2016 Cultural Olympiad discussion conference (Andy Miah / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Theaster Gates Facts

  1. At the age of 13, he became the director of the youth choir at his local Baptist church.
  2. He has written a few books including Theaster Gates (2012) and My Name is Dave: A Hymnal with Leroy Bach (2010).
  3. According to Theaster, one object that makes a place home is wine glass.
  4. He likes wine from Bordeaux.
  5. The most comfortable chair that he owns is a knockoff of the Eames recliner lounge.
  6. He founded the non-profit organization Rebuild Foundation with the aim in processing redevelopment of affordable spaces under-resourced communities.
  7. Theaster is also a professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Visual Arts.
  8. Visit his official website @ www.theastergates.com.
  9. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Andy Miah / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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