REUBEN PATERSON – The Aroma of Black

Rational thought tells us that a colour has no scent but it is irrational reactions and experiences Reuben Paterson wishes to evoke with his new series of work.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand 1973. Ngati Rangitihi, hapu of Te Arawa and Ngai Tuhoe tribes. He has received numerous awards and residencies including the Moet et Chandon Fellowship to Avize, France in 1997, the youngest recipient and the second Maori to receive the award. In 2005 he won the Development Prize in the Wallace Art Awards – the prize a three-month residency with the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York valued at $15,000.

Reuben Paterson has been exhibiting since 1995 and has had numerous prestigious public exhibitions: including the 8th Festival of Pacific Arts Biennale d’Art Contemporian, Noumea, New Caledonia, Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, the International Biennale of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery in Prague the Asia Pacific Triennial in Queensland and the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Australia.

Opening Preview Good Friday 3rd April from 5:30pm. 

Artist will be present
4th – 29th April 2015
milford galleries queenstown
9A Earl Street
New Zealand
Ph (03) 442 6896 – [email protected]
Gallery Hours: Everyday 10am to 6pm