BIO

Desirée Patterson is a Canadian photographic artist, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her signature works are held in private collections worldwide.
A self-taught artist, Patterson’s work embodies a humanistic approach to the natural world. Whether digitally enhanced or in-camera, her compositions capture conceptual perspectives and in-depth observations of her surroundings. With a passion for environmental conservation, Patterson attempts to unite viewers with a personal sense of ecological awareness. Her work often features organic elements and synthetic imagery thoughtfully fused together in an effort to offer insight into the ultimate disconnection of the contemporary individual to their own natural world.

Opening Gala - SS Modern Art Gallery | Vancouver, BC | 2012 

Opening Gala - SS Modern Art Gallery | Vancouver, BC | 2012 

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Desirée Patterson
Current Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Inspring Preservation: An Alternate Perspective, Capture Photography Festival, Van Dop Gallery, New Westminister, BC
2017  Art on Demand 3:1, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC
2010 2010 Winter Olympic Local Artist Showcase, Whistler Arts Council Venues, Whistler, BC


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 ROVE, Thrive Studio, Vancouver, BC
2016 Circle Craft, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
2016 IDS Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
2016 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series (semi-finalist), 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 Circle Craft, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, 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 IDS West, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
2014 Vancouver Home & Design Show, BC Place, Vancouver, BC
2014 Circle Craft, Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, BC
2014 State of the Art, Whistler Convention Centre, Whistler, BC 

2013 Cornucopia, 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
2015 The Georgia Straight - Cover Story/Artist Feature; 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
2011 CTV News - Artist Segment: interview by Mark Madryga
2010 Whistler Real Estate Magazine - Artist Feature; interviewed by Sarah Bartholomew
2008 Whistler Question Newspaper - Group Photographer Feature; written by David Burke

AWARDS
2015 PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris - Honorable Mention Winner

PUBLIC ART
2016 Forthcoming - BC Childrens Hospital Murals, Vancouver, BC
2015 Mural Installation - Mercury Contracting Head Quarters, Vancouver, BC
2015 Assisted artist Michael Murphy for Target commissioned anamorphic sculptural installation at TED2015 Truth and Dare Conferences, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
2014 Mural Installation - Crystal Lodge and Suites Hotel, Whistler, BC

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