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b. 1973, New Zealand

Reuben Paterson Biography

Reuben Paterson utilises glitter and decoration in his paintings, offering both ironic commentary on perceptions about contemporary and traditional Māori art and employing it as a trademark for his art and as a provocateur.

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Paterson received the Moet et Chandon Fellowship to Avize, France in 1997, in 2005 he won the Development Prize in the Wallace Art Awards - the prize a three-month residency with the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.

Reuben Paterson has been exhibiting since 1995 and has had numerous public exhibitions: including the 8th Festival of Pacific Arts Biennale d’Art Contemporian, Noumea, New Caledonia, the International Biennale of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery in Prague; the Asia Pacific Triennial in Queensland and the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Australia.

Paterson graduated BFA from the University of Auckland, School of Fine Arts (1997) and has work in the collection of the Auckland Art Gallery.

Reuben Paterson Featured Artworks

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You Know What I'm Talking About by Reuben Paterson contemporary artwork
Reuben PatersonYou Know What I'm Talking AboutGlitter on canvas
100 x 100 cm
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The Light Fell by Reuben Paterson contemporary artwork
Reuben PatersonThe Light Fell, 2019–2020Glitter on canvas
60 x 51 cm
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You Know Who You Are by Reuben Paterson contemporary artwork
Reuben PatersonYou Know Who You Are, 2020Glitter on canvas
120 x 120 cm
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You Know What I Mean by Reuben Paterson contemporary artwork
Reuben PatersonYou Know What I Mean, 2020Glitter on canvas
120 x 120 cm
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Because of a Mountain and a River by Reuben Paterson contemporary artwork
Reuben PatersonBecause of a Mountain and a River, 2019Glitter on canvas
77 x 70 cm
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You met the Gaze of a Flower by Reuben Paterson contemporary artwork
Reuben PatersonYou met the Gaze of a Flower, 2019Glitter on canvas
70 x 77 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Enquire
Madame Carmen Rupe by Reuben Paterson contemporary artwork
Reuben PatersonMadame Carmen Rupe, 2016Glitter on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Enquire
Sluts A Go-Go by Reuben Paterson contemporary artwork
Reuben PatersonSluts A Go-Go, 2016Glitter on canvas
120 x 120 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Enquire

Reuben Paterson Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Reuben Paterson, You Know Who at Page Galleries, Wellington
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17 September–10 October 2020 Reuben Paterson You Know Who Page GalleriesWellington
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, TERRITORY at Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
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27 June–21 July 2019 Group Show TERRITORY Martin Browne ContemporarySydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Reuben Paterson, Land of the long stemmed cloud at Page Galleries, Wellington
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29 November–21 December 2018 Reuben Paterson Land of the long stemmed cloud Page GalleriesWellington

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Reuben Paterson In Ocula Magazine

Reuben Paterson at Gow Langsford, Auckland Ocula Insight Reuben Paterson at Gow Langsford, Auckland

Reuben Paterson is a dynamic young artist known for his creations in glitter and diamond dust. Drawing from both his Māori and Scottish ancestry, Paterson combines traditional pattern and design with non-traditional media, reinvigorating and extending Māori expression. You were recently in South Korea as the recipient of the Asia New...

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Reuben Paterson In Related Press

IMAGINE ASIA: New Zealand artists respond to contemporary Asia Related Press IMAGINE ASIA: New Zealand artists respond to contemporary Asia 24 February 2015, Pataka Art + Museum

Since 2007 the Asia New Zealand Foundation has run a programme of residency opportunities in Asia for emerging and mid-career New Zealand artists. An exhibition of works by artists who have benefited from these residencies will be opened at Pataka Art + Museum in early 2015 as part of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s 20th anniversary...

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