Patrick Pettersson (Pittsburgh, Pa. 1970) has a BFA from the University of Texas, at Austin, and an MFA from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He received a National Grant for Emerging Artists in Mexico (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes) in 2000 – 2001. In 2007 he was awarded Mexico’s most prestigious juried art prize at the Bienal de Monterrey FEMSA.
His work has been exhibited in several of Mexico’s top public museums including Museo del Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Centro de las Artes Parque Fundidora, Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporáneo, and Biblioteca Nacional José Vasconcelos. Internationally he has held solos shows at the Embassy of Mexico in Germany (Berlin) and the Institute of Mexico in Spain (Madrid). His work has travelled to museum exhibitions in Spain, Russia, Netherlands, Germany Singapore, and South Korea.
He has been invited as a guest artist at La Curtiduría Center for Contemporary Art (Oaxaca, Mexico) and at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts (St. Etienne, France) where his work was exhibited in 2008.