Simon Patterson (b. UK, 1967) studied at Goldsmiths College, London 1985-89. In 1988 he took part in the exhibition Freeze, curated by Damien Hirst. He was nominated for The Turner Prize in 1996, and in 1997 was part of the Sensation exhibition that traveled from the Royal Academy of Arts to the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham in 2005.
He has had solo shows in major museums throughout Europe, America and Japan including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 1996 and the Kunsthaus in Zürich in 1997. His work is included in the Tate Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and many other collections worldwide.