Christian Patterson- “Playing with Photography, Narrative, and the Book”
Christian Patterson was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and lives in New York, New York. Photographs are the heart of his work and are sometimes accompanied by drawings, paintings or objects. His work “Redheaded Peckerwood” was published by MACK in 2011 to critical acclaim, won the 2012 Recontres d’Arles Author Book Award and is now in its third printing. In 2013, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. In 2015 Walther König will publish his work Bottom of the Lake. Patterson is self-taught but lectures widely about his work. He is represented by Rose Gallery in Santa Monica and Robert Morat in Hamburg and Berlin. Patterson will discuss his work process from concept to creation to presentation with special attention on the book form.