Toby Paterson

Born 1974, Glasgow; Lives in Glasgow.


2011 Honorary Doctor of Letters, Glasgow Caledonian University
1995 BA (Hons), Glasgow School of Art
1993 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Solo Exhibitions

2023 ‘SECTORS’, Zembla Gallery, Hawick
2020 ‘Atlantic’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2019 ‘New Aluminium Works’, Stallan-Brand, Glasgow
2018 ‘Two Arrays’, Cairn Gallery, Fife
  ‘Penumbralism’, Civic House, Glasgow (As part of Glasgow International 2018)
2017 ‘The Pinwheel’, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland Arts, Weisdale Mill, Shetland
2015 ‘Thresholds’, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh (curated by Judith Winter, part of Edinburgh Art Festival)
2014 ‘Ludic Motif’, Trongate, Glasgow
  Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries (Part of GENERATION 2014)
  ‘20th Century Perspectives: City Spaces & Strings’, Anderston Centre, Glasgow
  Tweedale Museum and Gallery, Peebles (Part of GENERATION 2014)
  Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Inverness (Part of GENERATION 2014)
  Kirkcaldy Galleries, Kirkcaldy (Part of GENERATION 2014)
  ‘Soft Boundary’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2013 ‘Our Shadow Codex: Rhona Warwick & Toby Paterson’, Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry
  ‘Toby Paterson — Clusters’, Galerie Lange + Pult
  ‘Reconstructions’, Mário Sequeira Gallery, Braga
  Public project in conjunction with Le Grand Cafè, Saint Nazaire (Completion 2013)
2012 ‘An Experiment for Total Environment’, Durham Art Gallery, Durham (with works by Victor Pasmore)
  ‘Remnant’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
  ‘Toby Paterson: paintings, prints and reliefs’, SMART gallery, Aberdeen
  ‘Quotidian Aspect’, Le Grand Cafè, Saint-Nazaire
2011 ‘Inchoate Landscapes’, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
2010 Upstairs at The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘Ever Growing Never Old, Looped’, Pavement, Manchester
  ‘New New Festival’, Pallant House, Chichester
  ‘Consensus and Collapse’, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
2009 ‘Various States’, Void, Derry
  ‘Ever Growing Never Old’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘Built Colour’, Galerie Kentworthy Ball, Lang and Pult, Zurich
  ‘Installation of Powder Blue Orthogonal Pavilion’, Warwick University, Warwick
2007 ‘Poised Array’, BBC Scotland Headquarters, Glasgow (public commission)
  ‘Generosity’, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague
  ‘Vague Space’, Sutton Lane, London
2006 ‘Broken Arabesque’, de Vleeshal & de Kabinetten van de Vlesshal, Middelburg
  ‘Dual Image with Red, Brown and Blue’, Tramway, Glasgow
2005 ‘After the Rain’, Curve Gallery, Barbican Centre, London
  ‘Blue/Black Plan In Situ’, Galerie Fabienne le Clerc, Paris (edition)
  ‘New Townscape 1 & 2’, Home Office, Marsham Street, London
  ‘Toby Paterson’, Synagogue Delme Espace Art Contemporain, Delme
2004 ‘New Festival’, Glassbox, Paris
  ‘Exploded Plan’, Sutton Lane, London
  ‘An Isometric Plan’, Tate St Ives, Cornwall
2003 ‘Emergency Exit’, 88B, London
  ‘Patterns’, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen (in association with Peacock Visual Arts)
  ‘New Facade’, CCA, Glasgow
  ‘Hallfield School Project’, Paddington, London (in association with the Serpentine Gallery)
  The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘New Plan’, Glasgow
2002 ‘Toby Paterson’, Franco Noero, Turin
1999 ‘Halcyon Approach’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow

Group Exhibitions

2022 ‘The Love of Print’, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
  ‘Workshop’, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh
  ‘The Ignorant Art School’, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
  ‘Assembled’, RSA, Edinburgh
  ‘You Are Here 2022’, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘The World We Live In’, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, Touring to Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery (21 May - 4 September 2022); Glynn Vivian, Swansea (18 September 2022 - 01 January 2023); Levinsky Gallery, Plymouth (2023)
2021 ‘The Christmas Show’, RSA, Edinburgh
  ‘I Know Where I'm Going - Who Can I Be Now’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2020 ‘Reduct: Abstraction and Geometry in Scottish Art’, RSA, Edinburgh
  ‘The 194th RSA Annual Exhibition’, RSA, Edinburgh
2019 ‘Another Country - Contemporary Artists on Immigration’, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Inverness
  ‘Another Country - Contemporary Artists on Immigration’, Thurso Gallery, Thurso
  ‘Next Top Model’, Govan Project Space, Glasgow
2018 ‘Another Country - Contemporary Artists on Immigration’, City Art Centre, Edinburgh (Tours to Inverness Art Gallery & Museum and Thurso Art Gallery throughout 2019)
  ‘Innovative Printmaking’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
  ‘Against Time’, Civic Room, Glasgow (As part of Glasgow International 2018)
  ‘Early Learning’, Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow (As part of Glasgow International 2018)
2015 ‘Model Behaviour’, Holden Gallery, Manchester
  ‘Devils in the Making’, GOMA, Glasgow
2014 ‘Urban/Suburban’, City Art Centre, Edinburgh (Part of GENERATION 2014)
  ‘GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
  ‘Sculptural Forms: A Century of Experiment’, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
2013 ‘40/40’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
2012 ‘Tomorrow Was Already Here’, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
2011 ‘The Sculpture Show’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
  ‘Tales of the City: Art Fund International and the GoMA Collection’, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
  RSA, Edinburgh (Annual Show)
2010 ‘Does City/Münster matter?’, AZKM, Münster
  ‘Les Lendemains d'Hier’
2009 ‘Warsaw Under Construction’, The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
  ‘SUPERNOVA’, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (British Council touring exhibition. Touring to Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow; Kunstihoone, Tallinn; Centre of Contemporary Art, Vilnius; Prague City ARt Gallery, Prague; Jan Koniarek Gallery, Trnava; Gliptoteka, Zagreb; Multimedia Center, Split; Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia)
  ‘Being and Nothingness’, Light and Sie, Dallas
  ‘Warsaw Under Construction’, The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
  ‘Retromorphosis - Dresden’s New Town’, University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Hatfield
2008 ‘Retromorphosis’, Centre for the Urban Built Environment, Manchester
  ‘How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck if a Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood’, Kunstverein Glasgow, Allison Street
  ‘100 Year, 100 Artists, 100 Works’, Platform for Art, London
  SWG3, Glasgow (Glasgow International 2008)
  ‘In Pieces’, Myddleton Square, London
2007 ‘Language of Vision’, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough
  ‘Build It and They Will Come’, Travelling Gallery, Scotland
  ‘Echo Room: Art from Britain’, Alcalá 31, Madrid
  ‘Retromorphosis - Dresden’s New Town’, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, The Water Tower, Thrapston
  ‘Breaking Step’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
2006 Ocular Lab, Melbourne
  ‘Units Moved’, The Architecture Foundation, London
  ‘New Editions/Scotland’, The Print Center, New York
  ‘Concrete Thoughts’, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
  ‘How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later’, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco
2005 ‘Artists explore the language of Architecture’, Fri-Art, Centre d’art contemporain de Fribourg, Fribourg
  ‘Art Futures’, Contemporary Art Society, Bloomberg Space
  ‘Space Invaders’, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
  ‘Toby Paterson & Tobias Putrih’, Kunstverein, Graz
  ‘Sutton Lane in Paris’, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
2004 ‘Britannia works’, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens
  ‘Interior View’, Fri-Art, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Fribourg, Fribourg (Touring exhibition. Touring to First Site Colchester, Colchester; Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt; De Zonnehof, Amersfoort)
2003 ‘A Surface in Between’, Art House, London
  ‘Contemporary Abstraction’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
  ‘There's no land but the land up (up there is just a sea of possibilities)’, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe
  ‘Common Place’, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
  ‘Pretty Little Things’, The Ship, London
  ‘The Square Show’, Bloomberg Space, London
  ‘Precise Modern Order’, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
  ‘This Was Tomorrow’, The New Art Centre, Salisbury
  ‘Civilia’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
  ‘Fresh’, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh
2002 ‘Toby Paterson & Martin Boyce’, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
  ‘Half the World Away’, Hallwalls CAC, Buffalo
  ‘Greyscale/CMYK’, Tramway, Glasgow
  ‘Baltic Babel’, Rooseum, Malmö
  Roma Roma Roma, Rome
  ‘'Happy Outsiders from London and Scotland’, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw
  ‘Beck's Futures 3’, ICA, London (Touring exhibition. Touring to CCA, Glasgow)
  ‘Model Forms’, The Sculpture Study Galleries, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
2001 ‘NY/G3’, Casey Kaplan, New York
  ‘Beyond’, DCA, Dundee
  ‘Group Show’, Generator, Dundee (curated by Graham Domke)
  ‘New Newquayism’, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow (with Alex Pollard)
  ‘Here and Now’, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
  ‘October, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Curated by Karla Black & Katie Exley’, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow (Curated by Karla Black and Katie Exley)
  ‘Circles 4 One Fo(u)r One’, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (with Elizabeth Go)
2000 ‘Beyond’, DCA, Dundee
  Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
  ‘Gemini Sculpture Park’, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
  RSA, Edinburgh
  ‘Tonight’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘Film Club’ (with Elizabeth Go; curated by Scott Myles)
  ‘Pavilion’, Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich
  ‘Can 303's Heal?’, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
1998 ‘Host’, Tramway, Glasgow (with Elizabeth Go)
  ‘How to build a universe that doesn't fall apart 2 days later’, Fly, Glasgow
  ‘WallpaperVideo’, High Street Project, Christchurch
1997 ‘Tutor with an Idea’, 3 month Gallery, Liverpool
  ‘European Couples and Others’, Transmission, Glasgow
1996 ‘Independent Studios Exhibitions’, 18 King Street, Glasgow
  ‘Leave the Capitol’, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
  ‘insanestupidphatfuctpervert’, Concrete Skates, Glasgow (Touring exhibition. Touring to Cubitt, London)
  ‘World of Ponce’, Southpark, Glasgow (Curated by Toby Webster)
  ‘Art for People’, Transmission, Glasgow
  ‘Sick Building’, Transmission Gallery at Globe Space, Copenhagen
  ‘With Love Filthy Swan’, Transmission, Glasgow


2022 ‘The Sociology of Autumn’, Chessels Court, Canongate, Edinburgh (Permanent installation in association with Edinburgh Art Festival)
2019 ‘Bunhill 2’, City Road, London (Public commission for Islington Council)
2018 ‘A Shift in Perspective’, Minerva Primary Academy, Hillfields, Bristol (Commissioned by PONY)
2017 ‘The Sociology of Autumn’, Edinburgh Art Festival, Chessels Court, Edinburgh
  Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Dunfermline
  ‘Hatton Pavilion’, Various locations, Newcastle & Gateshead
2016 Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow (Commmission for George Moore Building)
2011 Stroom Den Haag, The Hague
2010 ‘Shifting Landscape’, Renfrew Health and Social Work Centre, Renfrew
  Docklands Light Railway, Stratford International Extension, London
2008 ‘Poised Array’, BBC Scotland Headquarters, Glasgow (Commissioned as lead artist)
  ‘Powder Blue Orthogonal Pavilion’, Potters Fields Park, Southwark, London (as part of Portavilion)
2007 Stour Centre, Ashford Borough Council, Kent
2005 ‘Potential Forms’, Saltire Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow
2004 ‘Black Elegy’, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
2003 ‘Fraser Noble Building’, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen



2020 Marani, Matthew: ‘Cullinan Studio and Toby Paterson shroud the Bunhill 2 Energy Centre with historically inspired perforated aluminum panels’, The Architect's Newspaper, 07/04/2020
  Crook, Lizzie: Waste heat from London Underground begins warming capital‘s homWaste heat from London Underground begins warming capital‘s homeses, Dezeen, 11/03/2020
2018 Mansfield, Susan: ‘Art interview: Toby Paterson on his show for Glasgow International’, The Scotsman, 18/04/2018
2017 Paul Bloomer: ‘A warning against architectural follies’, Shetland Times, 17/03/2017
2016 Sharratt, Chris: ‘Art Brut’, Frieze, 06/04/2016
2015 Harris, Gareth: ‘Maggie’s Centres: a sanctuary from sickness‘, Financial Times, 08/09/2015
2014 Patience, Jan: ‘My Generation’, Home and Interiors Scotland, 01/2014
2013 ‘ArtMen in Glasgow’, ArtMen (Dutch television), 09/2013
2011 Thompson, Henrietta: ‘Toby Paterson: Inchoate Landscapes show, Scotland’, Wallpaper, 15/09/2011
2010 Byng, Malaika: ‘Toby Paterson: Consensus and Collapse, Edinburgh’, Wallpaper, 21/04/2010
  Cousins, Mark: ‘Toby Paterson exhibition: Consensus and Collapse’, Building Design magazine website, 12/03/2010
  Flochkart, Gary: ‘Brush with the old and the new’, The Pulse Magazine, 03/2010
  Gilbert, Rebecca: ‘Toby Paterson @ Fruitmarket Gallery’, The Skinny, 26/02/2010
  Sutherland, Giles: ‘Brutalist legacy lifted by rare dose of compassion’, The Times, 23/02/2010
  ‘The Best Exhibitions, HitList’, The List, 21/02/2010
  Cloughton, Rachael: ‘Toby Paterson: Consensus and Collapse’, The Journal, Issue 31 17/02/2010
  Black, Catriona: ‘Solo show searches out the heroic angle’, Sunday Herald, 07/02/2010
  ‘Exhibitions’, The Guardian Guide, 06/02/2010
  Doubal, Rosalie: ‘Painting & Installation’, The List, 04/02/2010
  Macmillan, Duncan: ‘Far from Ideal’, The Scotsman, 02/02/2010
  ‘On The Cover’, a-n Magazine, 02/2010
  ‘The Best Exhibitions’, The List, 02/2010
  ‘Toby Paterson, Black Axonometric 1’, a-n Magazine, 02/2010
  Doubal, Rosalie: ‘Toby Paterson: Consensus and Collapse’, The List, 02/2010
  ‘Toby Paterson Edinburgh’, The Guardian, 30/01/2010
  ‘Built Up’, The Big Pick, 25/01/2010
  Jamieson, Teddy: ‘Art of architecture’, The Herald, 22/01/2010
  Cooper, Neil: ‘Back to the future’, The List, 07/01/2010
  Macmillan, Duncan: ‘Art of the matter’, The Scotsman, 05/01/2010
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Paint on the tracks’, Scotland on Sunday, 03/01/2010
  ‘Toby Paterson Exhibition’,, 01/2010
2009 Shannon, Liz, Toby Paterson: ‘Ever Growing Never Old’, The List, 19/03/2009
  Garner, James: ‘Ever Growing Never Old’, Metro, 04/03/2009
  Paterson, Toby: ‘Ever Growing Never Old’, Artist Book, 2009
2008 Winter, Judith, Harrington & Keiko Koshihara: ‘Toby Paterson’, Language of Vision, 23/11/2008
2006 Ball, Dave: ‘Toby Paterson’,, Issue 20 04/2006
  Watson, Luke: ‘Balance of Space’, Map, Issue 6 2006
2005 Hackworth, Nick: ‘Elegant vision of the urban’, Evening Standard, 15/02/2005
2004 Price, Matt: ‘Toby Paterson, in Mixed Paint - A survey of contemporary painters’, Flash Art, Volume 37, Number 239 11/2004
  Gale, Iain: ‘Darkness in the City of Light’, The Scotsman, 31/10/2004
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Striking a true Paris match’, The Herald, 22/10/2004
  Lowndes, Sarah: ‘Toby Paterson’, Frieze, Issue 85 09/2004
  Verwoert, Jan: ‘WORLD IN MOTION’, Frieze, Issue 84 06/2004
2003 Mottram, Jack: ‘The Hot 100: 9 Toby Paterson’, The List, Issue 484 11/12/2003
  Gale, Iain: ‘Toby Paterson’, The Scotsman, 16/11/2003
  Gale, Iain: ‘Toby Paterson’, Scotland on Sunday, 09/11/2003
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘The art that’s a real steal’, The Herald, 07/11/2003
  Tripp, Sarah: ‘Toby Paterson’, Art Monthly, Number 267 06/2003
  McKeown, Henry: ‘Wake-up call’, The Architects' Journal, 22/05/2003
  Nesbitt, Rebecca Gordon: ‘Toby Paterson’, Matters magazine, Issue 17 2003
2002 Lowndes, Sarah: ‘The history man’, The List, 08/2002
  Devine, Rachel: ‘If you go down to the park today...’, The Sunday Times, 23/06/2002
  Abrahams, Tim: ‘BOARDED UP’, The Sunday Herald, 05/05/2002
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘A high roller who’s streets ahead’, The Herald, 08/03/2002
2001 Mansfield, Susan: ‘Brush with a skateboarder’, The Scotsman, 18/12/2001
  ‘This Is Your Life’, Scotland on Sunday, 16/09/2001
  Calcutt, John: ‘Beyond the future of art’, Scotland on Sunday, 04/03/2001
  Beagles, John: ‘Beyond’, The List, 03/2001
  Sutherland, Giles: ‘Dundee’, The Times, 21/02/2001
  Drummond, Blaise: ‘Architecture into paint, (interview)’, Circa, Issue 97 2001
2000 Lowndes, Sarah: ‘members’ show’, Metro, 30/10/2000

Exhibition Reviews

2018 Mansfield, Susan: ‘Another Country at City Art Centre’, The List, 19/12/2018
  Preece, John: ‘Another Country – Contemporary Artists on Immigration’, The Edinburgh Reporter, 30/11/2018
2014 Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Finding an Edge’, The Scotsman, 02/2014
2012 Clark, Robert: ‘Exhibitions‘, The Guardian, 12/2012
2011 Miller, Phil: ‘Hoeny, I shrunk the art‘, The Herald, 07/10/2011
  Mansfield, Susan: ‘Arts’, The Scotsman, 27/09/2011
  Thompson, Henrietta: ‘Toby Paterson: Inchoate Landscapes show, Scotland‘, Wallpaper, 15/09/2011
  Wade, Mike: ‘News‘, The Times, 10/09/2011
2003 Dallas, Sorcha: ‘Contemporary Abstraction‘, The List, 31/07/2003


2015 Thresholds, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop; Aye-Aye Books, Edinburgh and Glasgow
2001 Lowndes, Sarah: Toby Paterson, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow

Exhibition Publications

2010 Consensus and Collapse, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  Les Lendemains d'Hier, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Montreal
2009 Being and Nothingness, Light&Sie, Dallas
  Ever Growing Never Old, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2008 Portavilion: Public Art for London's Parks, UpProjects, London
2007 Breaking Step, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
  Echo Room - Art from Great Britain, The British Council, London
2006 Concrete Thoughts, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester (Reality and representation: backwards and forwards from the work of Toby Paterson)
2005 An Isometric Plan, Tate St.Ives, St. Ives
  Space Invaders, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (Toby Paterson interviewed by Sabine Schaschi-Cooper and Eva Scharrer)
  Supernova, British Council, London
2004 Britannia Works, British Council, London
  Interior View, De Zonnehof in Amersfoort, The Netherlands (Shaping the Imagination)
2003 Patterns, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
  Toby Paterson: New Facade, CCA, Glasgow
2002 Becks Futures 2002, ICA, London (Will Bradley on Toby Paterson)
  Greyscale/CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow
  Happy Outsiders from London and Scotland, ZachÄ™ta PaÅ„stowowa Galeria Sztuki, Warzsawa
2001 Here and Now: Scottish art 1990 - 2001, Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), Dundee
  October, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow