Katie Paterson
Scottish, born 1981
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2016
Katie Paterson,
James Cohan
2015
Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim,
Guggenheim Museum
2014
Katie Paterson: Ideas,
Ingleby Gallery

Katie Paterson's conceptual, interdisciplinary practice combines a scientific, research-based approach with a clean minimalist presentation. Focusing on cosmology, ecology, and geology, Paterson's intimate works engage the viewer with monumental ideas of time and the cosmos, as in Vatnajökull (the sound of) (2007–08), a neon phone number that connected callers to sounds culled from a microphone submerged in the meltwater of an Icelandic glacier. For Light bulb to Simulate Moonlight (2008), Paterson approached OSRAM, a manufacturer of daylight bulbs, to develop a bulb that emitted the quality of light of a full moon.