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 her second American Illustration Award in 2022 and has been shortlisted in the World Illustration Awards twice.
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.
Discussing my papercutting art book, Papercut This Book, on STV's Live at Five show.