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.Read More
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.
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...