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Katie Paterson

Scottish, b. 1981

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Katie Paterson

Scottish, b. 1981

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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.

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Louisiana Museum of Art
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frieze, and 1 more
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Gwangju Biennale, and 2 more
Biography

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.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Louisiana Museum of Art
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Gwangju Biennale, and 2 more
Shows Featuring Katie Paterson
Articles Featuring Katie Paterson
Clear Your Mind in These Meditative Spaces Created by Famous Artists
Jul 22nd, 2017
Clear Your Mind in These Meditative Spaces Created by Famous Artists
Katie Paterson Lets Us See and Smell the Farthest Corners of the Universe
Sep 12th, 2016
Katie Paterson Lets Us See and Smell the Farthest Corners of the Universe
Space, Time, and the Infinite Universe: Artist Katie Paterson’s Big Ideas
Jul 17th, 2014
Space, Time, and the Infinite Universe: Artist Katie Paterson’s Big Ideas
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