1973 Born Auckland (Ngati Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi)

1997 Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, Bachelor of Fine Arts

2000 Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching, The University of Auckland




Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

Milford Galleries, Queenstown

Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

Bergman Gallery, Rarotonga 






The Intimates, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, September 3 – 28

Take Down The Clouds, Parlour Projects, HastingsNew Zealand, March 13 – April 13



Land of the Long Stemmed Cloud,Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, November 29 – December 21

H & M Flagship Store Launch, Commercial Bay Precinct, Auckland, New Zealand, August 22 – 25

You Were Blue, and I was Purple, The Central Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand, May 17 – June 17



Botanicals in a Costume, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, November 30 – December 22

Black Matters II, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, September 20 – October 14

Today, Tomorrow & Yesterday, Bergman Gallery, Rarotonga, July 4 – August 31

Black Matters, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand, March 25 – April 19



The Golden Bearing, Puketarata Garden of National Significance, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand, October 28 – November 6

Worlds of Wearable Arts, Wellington, New Zealand, September 22 – October 9

Said the Hibiscus, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, September 13 – October 7

Day/Night, Me Rongo: Walk in Rainbows, Manukau City Ronwood Ave Car Park, Auckland, New Zealand

with Lonnie Hutchinson, Permanent Public Art work opened August 11

The Night Flowers, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, Australia, August 4 – 28

The End, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, New Zealand, ongoing

New Plymouth, Brougham House Foyer Mural, permanent, opened May 10



The Aroma of Black (Part III), Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, December 8 – January 27, 2016

The Aroma of Black (Part II), Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, September 29 – October 23

Tougher Than Diamonds, Calder and Lawson Gallery, Academy of Performing Arts, August 10 – October 2

The Aroma of Black (Part I), Milford Galleries Queenstown, New Zealand, April 5 – 29

Seasoned Pass, Corbans Estate Arts Centre, March 6 – April 12

ANZ GAYtm, Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand, February 1 – 29



Vibrant Laneways, Brisbane, Australia, Seek to Find to Yield, April 21, 2013 – March 2014

Gow Langsford Gallery

Hastings City Art Gallery, New Zealand, At the Edge of a Mirror, May 3 – July 27

Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand, In the Company of Animals, April 12 – May 7

Newmarket Rail Mural Commission, Andale, Andale, Opened February 28, Permanant

Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, The Golden Bearing, February 8 – July 27



Thanks Darkness, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, Australia, October 17 – November 10

Earth, Wind & Fire, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, August 29 –

Seek to Yield to Find, Brisbane City Council Vibrant Laneways, Edison Lane, Brisbane, Australia, April 21 – March 2014

Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand, March 21 April 24



Pleasure Seekers, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, September 20 – October 13

Twice Upon A Time, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, September 5 – 29

Bottled Lightning, Peloton Gallery, Sydney, Australia, July 19 – August 12

House of Rainbow, Milford Galleries, Dunedin New Zealand, March 31 – April 25

Bottled Lightning, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, January 20 – March 3



Be Tender, The Edge, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand, October 17 – November 25

Gazillion Swirl! Te Mahi Toi o Reuben Paterson, Education Centre installation, Auckland Art Gallery, Sept 3, 2011 – Sept 3, 2012

FLOW, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 14 Apr – 7 May

Muscles and Ice Cream, WORLD Store, Auckland, New Zealand, March 18 –April 1

Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua, Te Manawa, Palmerston North, March 12 – May 22

Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand, March 19 – July 10

She Beauty, He Beast, Pataka Museum, Porirua, Feb 12 – May 15



Dear Beauty, Dear Beast, Gow Langsford Gallery, Mar 3–27, Auckland

Aere e Akamotu – Start to Finish, BCA Gallery, Rarotonga, Sep 12 – Oct 2

Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand, July 17 – October 3

Whakapapa: get down upon your knees, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand, Jun 12 – Oct 31

The Water Between Us, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand, May 22 – 16 Jun



Peep Show, Milford Galleries, Queenstown, Oct 16 – Nov 10

The Painter’s Lot, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand, May 3 – Jun 4



Gow Langsford Gallery, New Zealand: Reverie, Sep 18 – Oct 16

When the Sun Rises and the Shadows Flee, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Apr 28 – Nov 11

64zero3 Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand: Solo Show, Feb 7 – Mar 4



Dunedin Public Art Gallery: He Aha te Mea Nui? What is the Greatest thing? Jun 10 – Aug 13

Square2, Wellington City Gallery, New Zealand, September 25 – October 23

He Aha te Mea Nui? What is the Greatest thing?, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, December 10 – January 28



Narcissus, Gow Langsford Gallery Auckland, New Zealand, April 12 – May 7



Whakatata mai: do you see what I see?, Christchurch Biennial Art and Industry, Christchurch, New Zealand, September 1 – November 30

The Customs of Tripping, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, Aug 7 – Aug 26

Everything that glitters is not gold, Milford Galleries, Queenstown, Mar 16 – Apr 6

Recent Painting, Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney, Australia, February 7– March 4



New Zealand Fashion Week in collaboration with WORLD, October 20

Parliament Buildings Foreign Affairs Building, The Beehive, Wellington, August 20 – November 20

Recent Painting, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, Feb 7 – March 4

When Paradise is not enough, Dunedin Public Art Gallery Window Project, Dunedin, June 13 – 31

Reuben Paterson, Milford Galleries, Dunedin , Jul 12 – Jul 31



Cameo Project, Te Tuhi – The Mark, Auckland, April 17 – July 1






Black Heart, The Vivian Gallery, Matakana, Auckland, New Zealand with Lonnie Hutchinson and Walter Foott, July 9 – August 7

Op + Pop, Christchurch Art Gallery, February 6 – June 19

Visiting Asia, Hastings City Art Gallery, New Zealand,  April 16 – July 17



Te Tuhi, Auckland, New Zealand, Visiting Asia, November 14 – February 21, 2016

Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, Spring Catalogue, September 16 – October 10

Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland University, New Zealand, Camouflage, August 7 – September 26



Significant Works, Milford Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand, July 5 – 30, July

The Review, Milford Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand, June 27 – August 19

Summer Show, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand, December 20 – February 11, 2015



E Tu Ake, Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec City, Canada

Architecture of the Heart, Hawkes Bay Museum, New Zealand

Contemporary Pacific and Asian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Flow Riders, Rotorua Museum, New Zealand



E Tu Ake, Museo Nacional Ias Culturas, Mexico City



E Tu Ake, Musee du quai Branly, Paris, France Oct 4 – Jan 22, 2012

CURRENT, October Gallery, London, UK , June 27 – July 16

Manstyle, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, March 11 – November 27

E Tu Ake, Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, April 9 – June 26

Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years Plug In, Institute of Contemporary Art Winnipeg, Canada, January 20 – May 27



The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a  Precarious Age, The 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, May 12 – 1

Putiputi: The Flower in Contemporary New Zealand Art, Hastings City Art Gallery, July 10 – Sept 26



The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, December 5 – April 10 2010

Together Alone: Australian and New Zealand Fashion, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, October 1 – April 18, 2010

Blue Planet, Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand, Nov 21 – Nov 7, 2010

Am I Scared, Boy (eh): collection works from then and now, Govett – Brewster Art Gallery,New Zealand, April 4 – May 31



Dispelling the Myth: a look at changing attitudes towards death, Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North, Sept 20 – Dec 7

Dateline: Contemporary Art from the Pacific, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth May 31 – August 24

Dateline: Contemporary Art from the Pacific, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Maichingen, Germany: Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany, April 22 – June 22

Dateline: Contemporary Art from the Pacific, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany, Jan 26 – March 24



Pacifica Styles, Cambridge University of Anthropology and Archaeology, Cambridge, England, April 16, 2006 – Feb 28

Dateline: Contemporary Art from the Pacific, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany Sept 8 – October 21

Of Deities and Mortals, Christchurch City Art Gallery, Christchurch, Nov 16 – Feb 6 2008

News from Islands, Campelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia, August 31 – Nov 31



nEUclear Reactions, CAB Centro de Arte Caja De Burgos, Burgos, Spain Sept 14 – Dec 20

Te Hue Ipu – Artifact and Artwork, Pataka, Porirua Oct 14 – Jan 28

Te Hue Ipu – Artifact and Artwork, Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei June 19 – August 6



nEUclear Reactions, International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague June 14 – Sept 11

Parallel Practices, Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, Hawkes Bay July 16 – Sept 18

Tau Ana, Waikato Museum, New Zealand April 1 – July 15

YMCA, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand Dec 1 – Feb 20 2006

The Walters Show, Pataka, Porirua, New Zealand Sept 15 – Nov 20



Iki and thanks for all the IKA, Artspace, Auckland Feb 17 – March 30

Wish You were Here, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery and Centre, Sydney, Australia March 29 – June 1

Love and Love Song, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

26th Biennial de Sao Paulo, Oscar Niemayer Pavillion, Brazil Sept 25 – Dec 19

9th Pacific Biennale, Palau Islands, Micronesia July 22 – 31

Flower Power, Pataka Museum, Porirua Feb 10 – April 16

We Fought Fashion and Lost: World 1989–2004, Auckland Museum

True Love, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand

Art and Industry, Christchurch Biennial, Riccarton House, Christchurch Sept 1 – Nov 30



Portraiture: The Art of Social Commentary, Te Tuhi – The Mark, Auckland, New Zealand June 7 – July 20

Lisa Reihana, Hemi McGregor and Reuben Paterson, Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei, New Zealand

Flaunt: Art, Fashion and Culture, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Oct 4 – Feb 8 2004

Iki and thanks for all the IKA, Rarotongan Cultural Centre, Cook Islands, Sept – Nov

Iki and thanks for all the IKA, Siuolaikinio Meno Centre, Lithuania June 25 – August 24



Taiaawhio: Te Tiimatanga, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington June 1 – Feb 23, 2003

The Koru and the Kowhaiwhai: Contemporary Renaissance of Kowhaiwhai Painting, Pataka Art Museum, Porirua October 1 – Jan 31



Techno Maori, City Gallery Wellington and Pataka Art Museum, Wellington Sept 28 – Dec 2

Purangiaho: Seeing Clearly, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Sept 15 – Nov 30

Mana Tangata, Te Wa –  the space, Whanganui Sept 1 – 30



Biennale dArt Contemporian: The 8th Festival of Pacific Arts, Tijibaou Arts and Cultural Centre, Noumea, New Caledonia Oct 25 – Feb 28, 2001





2014 Artsits in Residence, Gouyong, Korea

2013 Public art work commission for the Newmarket Railway Station

Artist in Residence Govett Brewster Art Gallery

2010 Artist in residence, BCA Gallery, Rarotonga

2009 There Goes the Moon, commission for TV series New Artland

2007 Artspace Billboard, Karangahape Road, Auckland

2006 International Studio Curatorial Program, Three month residency as part of the James  Wallace Art Awards Development Prize, Manhattan, New York

2005 Ikaria, Greece. Two month residency to create permanent installation at The Art Cafe,  Kampos

2005 Finalist, Castteleon City Arts Council Arts Prize, Castelleon, Spain

2004 Punatapu Lodge. Two month residency, Queenstown, New Zealand

2003 New Zealand Fashion Week, in collaboration with WORLD, Auckland

1997 Moet et Chandon Fellowship. Two month residency, Avize, France





National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Auckland City Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland University Collection

Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Sky City Casino Penthouse

Govett–Brewster, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Christchurch City Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand

Otago Museum, New Zealand

Parliament Building, Wellington, New Zealand