Reuben Patterson, Nigh, 2005, Diamond dust and glitter on canvas, 1900 x 1900 mm
Reuben Paterson is of Maori descent (Ngati Rangithi) from the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. After receiving a postgraduate in Fine Arts from Auckland University 1997, Paterson went on to receive New Zealand’s prestigious Moet et Chandon Award to Avize, France as its youngest recipient. He returned to New Zealand to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Primary School Teaching in 2001. Paterson exhibits nationally and internationally, most recently in the Sydney Biennale, Prague Biennial and Centro de Arte Caja De Burgos in Spain, The Cambridge Museum in England and the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia.
Te Putahitanga O Rehua, 2005
Courtesy the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Main Exhibition Site, 109 Pacific Ave