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Grace Patterson is a queer filmmaker and collage artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Patterson primarily works in video, installation, and mixed media/material collage. Her experimental art pieces and films explore topics such as her grandma’s involvement in the psychic emergence movement of the 1970s, Patterson grappling with her own grief in relation to the Pulse Nightclub Massacre, to her grandpa coping with his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.


Patterson's films have been featured in many film festivals around the world, ranging from the Bright Ideas Film Festival in Berkeley, CA, to the Katalyst Film Event in London. She graduated from Mills College in Spring 2021 with a BA in Art & Technology and a BA in Communication.

Artist Statement

I am a multi-disciplinary artist that specializes in filmmaking, collage, and installation art. I combine archival footage, home movies, and interviews with expressive music and visuals to create emotional, nostalgic art that connects memories of a person's past to the realities of the present. I explore how people make sense of the world around them based on the interactions between their perspectives and identities. I value creating emotional and immersive viewing experiences for my audience, and I consider how my art makes my viewers feel above everything else. Through my work I strive to explore the boundaries between art, technology, and culture. Whether it’s a documentary film, a series of collages, or an interactive installation, I strive to create art that will challenge viewers to think differently about the world around them. I invite you to explore my work and discover the possibilities for yourself.

Film Festivals and Screenings


"Paper Planes"

Reel Stories Student Film Festival, Oakland, CA, 2015

SLED SHORTIES Film Festival, San Leandro, CA, 2016

"Mamacita's Cafe"

Reel Stories Student Film Festival, Oakland, CA, 2016

"After The Storm"

Reel Stories Student Film Festival, Berkeley, CA, 2017

Bay Area International Children's Film Festival, Oakland, CA, 2018

"Oaklandish: More Than a Shirt"

RedBull Amaphiko's Oakland Cuts, Oakland, CA, 2018

"Advice from Beyond With Psychic Petey Stevens"

The Katalyst Film Event, London, 2020

"I Too Am A Lucky Man: Living With Parkinson's Disease"

Bright Ideas Film Festival, Berkeley, CA, 2019

International Rare Disease Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2021

Albany Film Festival, Albany, CA, 2022

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