Graeme Patterson

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

Graeme Patterson

Originating from Saskatoon, Graeme Patterson now lives in Sackville NB. His intention as an artist is to bring the viewer in to the world of play he exists in while creating miniature worlds based on personal memories and experiences. Graeme’s practice stems from a self taught method of producing stop-motion animations but has expanded into building large sculptural installations. These installations consist of animation, sculptural models, robotics, sound, music and some interactive elements. Graeme’s inspiration comes from a desire to constantly develop an alternate reality that stimulates reflective engagement with universal themes of longing, loss and recovery. Since graduating from NSCAD in 2002 his work has shown nationally and internationally including several solo exhibitions at significant Canadian art galleries. Some of his recent accomplishments include; Atlantic finalist for the 2009 Sobey Art Award, finalist for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award, and a 2011 Juno award nomination for album package of the year. Currently Graeme is producing a new body of work entitled “Secret Citadel” which is scheduled for asolo exhibition tour starting 2013. One of these new works will be part of the “Oh Canada” exhibition at Mass MoCA opening May 2012.