Christchurch-born Donna-Marie Patterson spends her time between Kaimata on the West Coast and Christchurch. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury and graduated in 2019 with a MFA majoring in Sculpture. Her work primarily takes the form of sculpture, both site responsive and installation, and drawings on paper.
Patterson investigates aspects of ecology – as a realm of nature/human connectivity. Ecological ideas are fused with scientific, historical, cultural and political concerns. Her works illustrate the complex processes through which the natural and human-made realms interact; the intersectionality’s of nature, science, art and culture.
She has been a finalist in numerous awards such as The Wallace Art Award in 2016 and 2017, as well as being a recipient of Merit awards at the Parkin Drawing Prize in 2016 and 2018, and Creative New Zealand Funding in 2016.
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2019 – Painting with oil and water