Desirée Patterson is a Canadian photographic artist, based in Vancouver, BC.
Her career began with photographic documentation of her extensive travels throughout more than thirty-seven countries. It was upon witnessing many exhausted environments and impoverished situations that Patterson dedicated her practice to creating visual art that cultivates awareness of the environmental issues that threaten a sustainable future and social justice. Her compositions often feature organic elements and synthetic imagery pensively fused together to offer insight into the ultimate disconnection of the contemporary individual to their own natural world. These works aspire to unite viewers with a personal sense of ecological connection and promote action by way of individual stewardship.

Desirée's unique aesthetic has gained recognition with local curators, journalists and art collectors. Her 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.

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Desirée Patterson
Current Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    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


PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2019
InTransit BC & Capture Photo Festival - King Edward Skytrain Station Mural Installation, Vancouver, BC
2017    
Public Art Commission for Garry Point Park, City Of Richmond, BC
2016    Public Art Commission BC Children's Hospital Murals, Vancouver, BC


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Parker Art Salon, 1000 Parker Street Studios, East Vancouver, BC
2019
    The Other Art Fair, (Frieze satellite fair), Brooklyn, New York
2019 Concrete Contemporary, Waddingtons Auctioneers, Toronto, Ontario
2019    Formulation of Time, Lipont Place, Richmond, BC
2019 SNAP 2019, live auction, Arcadian Court, Toronto, Ontario


2018
East Side Culture Crawl, 1000 Parker Street, East Vancouver, BC
2018 Concrete Contemporary, Waddingtons Auctioneers, Toronto, Ontario
2018
Bombay Artisan Series, Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC
2018
Creative Climate Awards, Human Impacts Institute, Manhattan, New York
2018
Parker Art Salon, 1000 Parker Street Studios, East Vancouver, BC
2018
    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

 

PUBLICATIONS

2019 CAPITEL. Magazine - written by Fernanada Ramirez
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


AWARDS

2019 Finalist, Georgia Straight’s Canada Line Competition Capture Photography Festival, 2019
2018    Sony World Photography Awards - Commended Winner
2015    PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris - Honorable Mention Winner

CORPORATE ART COMMISSIONS/INSTALLATIONS

2018
Permanent Art Installation/Commission - The Crystal Lodge Hotel, Whistler, BC
2018
Commercial Mural Commission - Modern Niagara, North Vancouver, BC
2015    Commercial Mural Commission - Mercury Contracting, Vancouver, BC
2014    Commercial Mural Commission - The Crystal Lodge Hotel, Whistler, BC
2015    Michael Murphy- TED2015 Truth and Dare Conferences, Installation, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC


COLLECTIONS

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