Graeme Patterson was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in 1980. He was educated at Dundas Valley School of Art (Ontario), the University of Saskatchewan and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
Patterson’s solo exhibition history started in 2002 at the Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax). In 2004 he had a sculpture/video installation at the Owens Art Gallery, followed in 2005 by a sculpture/video installation at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. A national touring multimedia installation entitled “Woodrow” began in 2007. He has been included in many group exhibitions at prominent Canadian galleries, such as the Beaverbrook, the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, and the Owens Art Gallery. In 2004 a video/sculpture installation was exhibited at the William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
Patterson’s animated video works have been given many screenings. His work has been shown at the Atlantic Film Festival (Halifax), Toronto International Film Festival, the International Festival of Animated Objects (Calgary), the 2003 Philadelphia Film Festival, and the Garden State Film Festival (New Jersey). His animated work "Monkey and Deer" won, in 2004, the Canada Council for the Arts’ Emerging artist video and film production grant. At the 23rd Atlantic Film Festival (2003) Patterson won the Direct Joy Award for most promising new director for his animated film "Don't Ride Shopping Carts". This work also won the Garden State Film Festival 2003, First Place for Short Animation award
His work is in the public collections of the National Gallery of Canada; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; the Mendel Art Gallery; the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery and the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
Patterson has been artist-in-residence at the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, the Confederation Centre (Charlottetown),the Owens Art Gallery, and the Struts Artist Run Centre (Sackville, N.B.). He was also artist-in-residence at the Drake Hotel (Toronto) with artist Ignacio Iturria.