Grear Patterson portrait
Nationality American
Born b. 1988

Grear Patterson

American-born, Spanish-based award-winning filmmaker and artist Grear Patterson activates a strong sense of nostalgia—imagined and remembered—in presenting compelling narratives that lend an immediate sense of familiarity and longing. His work is included in many private and institutional collections, and he was recently nominated for Best Director and Best Film at The 76th Venice International Film Festival.

Lot number
Artwork: Letter for Leland
Grear Patterson
Title and Year:
Letter for Leland | 2020
Auction Status

Bidding Ended


    Nonfinito Gallery, New York

    Planes & Mountains
    Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria

    Based On A True Story
    Golsa, Oslo, Norway

    Cereal Eater
    Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland

    Boxing the Compass
    Fireplace Project, East Hampton, New York

    True Romance
    Marlborough Contemporary, London

    Manhattan Beach
    Marlborough, New York

    Candy Coated
    Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris

    Seek and Destroy
    Depart Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

    In The Trenches
    Kostyal, Stockholm, Sweden

    Panzers and Tigers
    Vito Schnabel, New York

    Forest Theatre
    The American Academy, Rome, Italy

    Duck Test
    Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland

    Nowhere Fast
    Gloria Naftali Project Space, curated by Cooke Maroney, New York, NY



    Orange Julius
    Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

    Lucky Charms
    Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria

    No Name
    Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

    If Walls are Trembling
    Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria

    For Pete’s Sake
    Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden

    Palma, Palmiers, Palm
    Dickinson Roundell Inc, New York, NY

    Three Weeks > Six Videos > Two Rooms
    Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland

    East of Eden (with Yves Scherer)
    Boetzelaer| Nispen, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    East of Eden (with Yves Scherer)
    Jeanroch Dard, Brussels, Belgium

    East of Eden (with Yves Scherer)
    Guido Baudach, Berlin, Germany

    Across 110th Street
    Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway

    Scout, Curated by Grear Paterson
    Triumph and Disaster Gallery, Montgomery, AL

    Eagles II
    Marlborough, Madrid, Spain

    Alabama Wonder Wheel, Organized by CURA
    Depart Foundation, Miami, FL

    Island Theory
    Jonathan Viner, London, UK

    Cookie Gate
    Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland

    Yellow Taxi
    TORRI, Los Angeles, CA

    The Go Between
    Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy

    Human Interface, Curated by Cece Stucker
    Hus Gallery, London, UK

    DIO C’E’
    Opere dalla Collezione Agovino, Naples, Italy

    Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
    Rod Barton, London

    Mondofornia, Organized by David Quadrini
    9 Dudley Ave, Los Angeles, CA

    Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY

    9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China

    Harderer. Betterer. Fasterer. Strongerer
    The Bruccenial, New York, NY

    Still House Group, Miami, FL

    Ain‘t, Curated by Louis Eisner and Nick Darmstaedter
    Frank Pictures, Los Angeles, CA

    Inspired, Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody
    Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY

    Desirs Archaiques
    Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris, France

    Better History
    7Eleven Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2011
    School of Visual Arts, New York

  • Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
    North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
    The Seagram Collection, New York, NY
    The Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
    The Collection of Larry Gagosian
    The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody
    The Collection of Brooke Neidich
    The Collection of Cooke Maroney
    The Collection of Vito Schnabel
    The Collection of Mattia De Luca
    The Collection of George Merck
    The Collection of Jerry Speyer
    The Collection of Jim Watson
    The Collection of Charlie Rosen


  • 2019
    The 76th Venice International Film Festival, Orizzonti Section
    Giants Being Lonely
    Best Director, Nominated

    The 76th Venice International Film Festival, Orizzonti Section
    Giants Being Lonely
    Best Film, Nominated

    The 13th Edition, LEFFEST Film Festival
    Giants Being Lonely
    Best Director, Jury Special Prize, Winner

    Sidewalk film Festival, Programmer Awards Section
    Giants Being Lonely
    Best Film, Winner