Artists Reuben Paterson

Reuben Paterson

b.1973, Auckland (Ngati Rangitihi and Ngai Tuhoe)
Lives in Auckland

Reuben Paterson is a dynamic young artist known for his creations in glitter and diamond dust. Along with exhibitions at public institutions throughout New Zealand, highlights of his international career include inclusion in shows at the Musee du quai Branly, Paris, France (2011), Cambridge University of Anthropology and Archaeology Cambridge, England (2007), and the International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague (2007).

Paterson has undertaken a major commission for the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2009) and for the Auckland Art Gallery’s education centre (2012). He is the recipient of several awards and residencies including the Goyang Art Studio residency: Asia New Zealand Foundation's 2014 artist-in-residence exchange (2014), the International Studio Curatorial Program, New York City (2006) and the Moet et Chandon Fellowship, Avize, France (1997).

Gow Langsford Gallery has represented Reuben Paterson since 2003.

Reuben Paterson


2000  Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching

1997 Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, Bachelor of Fine Arts 

selected exhibitions

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2018 You were Blue and I was Purple, The Central, Christchurch
Neon Summer, The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, Australia
Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa  Anō he kōpere: Te reo tohu at Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Billy’s Apple, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt

2017 Black Matters II, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday, Bergman Gallery, Rarotonga
Pūkana Whakarunga, Toi Poneke, Wellington
Relative Reciprocity, Te Uru Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
The River Lie, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

2016 The End (elevator commission), Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Day/Night, Me Rongo: Walk in Rainbows, Manukau City, Ronwood Ave Car Park with Lonnie Hutchinson, Permanent Public Artwork
Worlds of Wearable Arts, Wellington
Said the Hibiscus, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington
The Night Flowers, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, Australia
Brougham House Foyer Mural, New Plymouth

2015 The Aroma of Black, Part III, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2014 Seek to Find to Yield, Vibrant Laneways, Brisbane, Australia
At the Edge of a Mirror, Hastings City Art Gallery, New Zealand 

2012 Twice Upon a Time, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Bottled Lightning, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

2011 FLOW Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Muscles and Ice Cream: In store installation and capsule collection WORLD Store, Auckland, New Zealand
Te Puthaitanga o Rehua, Te Manawa, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Te Puthaitanga o Rehua, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand 

2010 Dear Beauty, Dear Beast, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Aere e Akamotu, BCA Gallery, Rarotonga 
Te Putahitanga o Rehua, Tauranga Art Gallery, New Zealand 
Whakapapa: get down upon your knees, Tauranga Art Gallery, New Zealand

2007 Reverie, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Artspace Billboard, Karangahape Road, Auckland                                                     
When the Sun Rises and the Shadows Flee, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
New work, 64zero3, Christchurch, New Zealand

2005 Narcissus, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland