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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
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Madame Carmen Rupe by Reuben Paterson contemporary artwork
Reuben PatersonMadame Carmen Rupe, 2016Glitter on canvas
100 x 100 cm
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Sluts A Go-Go by Reuben Paterson contemporary artwork
Reuben PatersonSluts A Go-Go, 2016Glitter on canvas
120 x 120 cm
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Reuben Paterson Recent Exhibitions

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