Kevin Yates graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design 1995 and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1999, and completed a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria in 2001. Solo exhibitions of his work have been staged across Canada and the US at Artspeak (Vancouver), Anna Leowens Gallery (Halifax) , Optica (Montreal), YYZ (Toronto) and Ditch Projects (Oregon). His work has also been featured in prominent group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, among others. Yates is represented by the Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto. Currently Yates is living in the Toronto area, where he also works as an assistant professor of Visual Arts at York University.