Desirée Patterson is a Canadian photographic artist and environmentalist based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Her art practice is dedicated to creating compositional artwork that highlights the fundamental, humanistic connection to the natural world, in attempts to foster awareness for the importance of environmental preservation. Desirée’s artistic process consists of digital image capture, and meticulous, post manipulation of form, shape and orientation, turning disparate layers of imagery into unified compositions laced with conceptual narratives. Ultimately, these works strive to present an insightful allegory of our relationship with nature, contrasted with the realization of human consumption and the impact we have on the planet.

Her unique aesthetic approach has gained recognition with local curators, journalists and art collectors. Desirée’s work is exhibited in both commercial and public galleries with private collections held locally as well as internationally in Los Angeles, Singapore, London, New York, Hong Kong, and Toronto.


Desirée Patterson
Current Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


2019    (Forthcoming) Anthropocene; The Present I, Gallery 1515, Vancouver, BC
2018    Point De Fusion, Capture Photography Festival, Truth & Beauty Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2017    Enraciné, Truth & Beauty Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2017    Insipring Preservation, Capture Photography Festival, New Westminster, BC
2017    Art on Demand 3:1, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC
2010    2010 Winter Olympic Showcase, Whistler Arts Council Venues, Whistler, BC


2018 East Side Culture Crawl, 1000 Parker Street, East Vancouver, BC
2018 Concrete Contemporary, Waddingtons Auctioneers, Toronto, Ontario
Bombay Artisan Series, Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC
Creative Climate Awards, Human Impacts Institute, Manhattan, New York
Parker Art Salon, 1000 Parker Street Studios, East Vancouver, BC
    Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London, England
2018    The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles, California
2018    La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, California

2017    ArtRich 2017, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
2017    East Side Culture Crawl, 1000 Parker St., East Vancouver, BC
2017    Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver, BC
2017    Concrete Contemporary, Waddingtons Auctioneers, Toronto, Ontario
2017    ROVE, Gene Studios, Vancouver, BC

2016    Interior Design Show Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
2016    Bombay Artisan Series, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2016    Art of Photography, Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver, BC
2016    State of the Art, Whistler Convention Centre, Whistler, BC

2015    East Side Culture Crawl, Van Co Lab, East Vancouver, BC
2015    Place & Journal, The Crystal Gallery, Whistler, BC
2015    Re: Semblance, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC

2014    Hollyburn Showcase, Hollyburn Country Club, West Vancouver, BC
2014    Interior Design Show West, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
2014    Vancouver Home & Design Show, BC Place, Vancouver, BC
2014    State of the Art, Whistler Convention Centre, Whistler, BC

2013    Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver, BC
2013    State of the Art, Whistler Convention Centre, Whistler, BC
2013    Signature Artist Series, SS Modern Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2012    12.12.12, SS Modern Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2012    State of the Art, Whistler Convention Centre, Whistler, BC
2012    Spirit Dancers, Squamish Lil’ Wat Cultural Centre, Whistler, BC

2011    Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver, BC
2009    Art Walk Series, Scotia Bank Gallery, Whistler, BC



2019 The Georgia Straight - Winner of the Canada Line Station Competition
2019 Pique Magazine - Whistler History Commission; interviewed by Alyssa Noel
2018 Snow Magazine - Art and Allegory; interviewed by Steven Threndyle
2018    The Langley Times - Capture Photography Festival Artist Feature; interviewed by Miranda Gathercole
2017    PHOTOED Magazine (Toronto) - Cover Story; interviewed by Peppa Martin
2017    HLM Magazine - The Art of Activism; interviewed by Cindy Yu
2015    The Georgia Straight - Cover Story; interviewed by Janet Smith
2015    The Langley Times - Inspiring Preservation Through Photography;interviewed by Miranda Gathercole
2015    24 Hour News - East Side Culture Crawl Feature;interviewed by Zoe Grams
2015    The Langley Advanced - East Side Culture Crawl Feature; interviewed by Roc Lachance
2014    West Vancouver Living Magazine - Artist Feature; interviewed by Maria Spitale-Leisk
2010    Whistler Real Estate Magazine - Artist Feature; interviewed by Sarah Bartholomew
2008    Whistler Question Newspaper - Group Photographer Feature; written by David Burke


2018    Sony World Photography Awards - Commended Winner
2015    PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris - Honorable Mention Winner



InTransit BC & Capture Photo Festival - King Edward Skytrain Station Mural Installation, Vancouver, BC
Permanent Art Installation/Commission - The Crystal Lodge Hotel, Whistler, BC
Commercial Mural Commission - Modern Niagara, North Vancouver, BC
Public Art Commission for Garry Point Park, City Of Richmond, BC
2016    Public Art Commission BC Children's Hospital Murals, Vancouver, BC
2015    Commercial Mural Commission - Mercury Contracting, Vancouver, BC
2015    Michael Murphy- TED2015 Truth and Dare Conferences, Installation, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
2014    Commercial Mural Commission - The Crystal Lodge Hotel, Whistler, BC



Works are held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.