Desiree Patterson

Patterson’s work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, as well as over forty group shows between Canada, the United States and England. She has completed monumental scale photographic public art installations for a number of commissions in Canada and her work is found in private and corporate collections in North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.

Patterson is also an activist and keenly aware of the impact that human behaviour bestows on Earth’s natural biosystems. In 2018 she trained with former Vice President Al Gore, in Los Angeles, in the role of civilian leadership as part of the Climate Reality Project, and in 2020, Patterson was a selected mentee in the International Centre of Art for Social Change, Futures/forward program, via SFU in partnership with Judith Marcuse Projects. Through visual art, the organization of public events, and by conducting community-engaged projects, Patterson feels that she can transcend societal barriers through the stimulation of curiosity and create opportunities that incite change. Key thematics in her work include sustainability, environmental issues, social justice and humanity’s dystopic relationship with nature.