Graeme Patterson

About the Artist

Graeme Patterson was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1980, but has childhood memories of the small town of Woodrow, Saskatchewan. This early rural experience would later form the basis of his best-known work, the animated sculptures that make up his model of the town named, appropriately, Woodrow.

Patterson earned an  InterdisciplinaryCombining a number of areas of study--disciplines--in one practice, for example, visual art, music, and theatre.  Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2002, but had studied previously at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, and the Dundas Valley School of Art in Ontario. His Woodrow exhibition, of which the work presented on this website is a part, is the product of his particular experience with a disappearing Saskatchewan town. But judging by its success as a touring exhibition, including stops at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, the Montreal Biennial in Quebec, and the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary, Alberta, Woodrow connects with people across Canada.

Patterson currently holds the record as the youngest artist to have his work purchased by the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Monkey and Deer
Canadian Heritage University of Regina Mackenzie Art Gallery Mendel Art Gallery Sask Learning