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Playing politics with paper

An award-winning artist, writer, and creative director, Boo Paterson is most commonly known for her strong conceptual and political artwork.  


She won American Illustration Awards in 2021 and 2022, has been shortlisted in the World Illustration Awards twice, and in the Communication Arts Awards once.


Paterson's fine art has been exhibited at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy and she has two self-illustrated books out worldwide - First Art Kit (Simon & Schuster) and Papercut This Book (Pavilion). 


A journalist and editor for many years, she’s a regular cultural commentator on the BBC. The broadcaster has even produced a film about her fine art and a radio programme on her unconventional life and work.


Extensive press coverage on Paterson has appeared across the world, including The Guardian, The Week, The Sunday Times, and television and radio. 


Paterson is also an experienced creative director, forging ambitious, spectacular concepts for festivals, circuses, theatres, and advertising.


She lives in New York and teaches book sculpture at the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan and at the Morgan Conservatory in Ohio.

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