Katie Paterson (b. 1981) is regarded as an artist working at the forefront of her generation. Collaborating with leading scientists and researchers across the world, Paterson’s poetic and conceptual projects consider our place on Earth in the context of geological time and change. Her artworks make use of sophisticated technologies and specialist expertise to stage intimate, poetic and philosophical engagements between people and their natural environment. Combining a Romantic sensibility with a research-based approach and coolly minimalist presentation, her work collapses the distance between the viewer and the most
distant edges of time and the cosmos.
Since graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2007 Katie Paterson has gone on to exhibit internationally, from London to New York, Berlin to Seoul, and her works have been exhibited in major shows including the Hayward Gallery, Tate Britain, Kunsthalle Wien, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Her artworks are represented in collections including the Guggenheim, New York and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.