Mikey Yates is a painter born in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany. He grew up drawing the various characters that colored his life: Scorpion from Mortal Kombat, Ryu from Street Fighter and Gary Payton from the Sonics.
He continues this practice today, but instead of strictly rendering fictional characters and sports superstars he paints family members and friends, vivid memoirs of his past, and day to day experiences.
Yates received his BFA from Missouri State University and is a current MFA candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder.
"We Got Next," 96 x 60 inches, oil on canvas 2021
(L to R) "Billy’s Dream," 36 x 48 inches, oil and pastel on canvas, 2021 and "We Got Next," 96 x 60 inches, oil on canvas 2021