Reuben Paterson

Reuben Paterson graduated from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 1997 and received the Moët et Chandon Fellowship the same year. The fellowship supported him to travel to France to study fashion shows and European art collections.

Over the past 20 years, Paterson has become known for his kaleidoscopic compositions of kōwhaiwhai (rafter paintings), floral motifs and monochromatic imagery. He continually experiments with new materials and mediums, making works with diamond dust, large Mylar shimmer discs and foil, while also extending into animation and sculpture.