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© Petra Thoss
© Petra Thoss

Petra Thoss

Visual Arts

July, August 2021

Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur Saarland

Petra E. Thoss completed her diploma studies in visual communication and book illustration at the Folkwang University of the Arts in 1976. In California (USA) she acquired a Teaching Credential and is qualified and authorized to teach as an art lecturer. She is a member of the San Francisco Society of Fine Arts, the Pacific Fine Arts Festival and the San Francisco Graphic Arts Workshop. From 1991 to 1993, she studied New Media and Performance Arts with Prof. Ulrike Rosenbach at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar. Study trips took her to America, Italy, Greece, Spain, India, the former Yugoslavia and Turkey. From the end of the 1980s she worked and lived in Germany and the USA, where she ran her own gallery in San Francisco for over ten years; she currently lives in Saarbrücken. Since her time in San Francisco, she has been working on the subject of shoes: shoes on the feet of sensual goddesses or shoes in contrast or symbiosis with the environment, with architecture or nature, shoes that have become independent, on their way from the New World via Old Europe to the Orient. The television of the SR 1 Saarland, Kulturspiegel, has already portrayed and honored her work on this topic four times.

During her stay in July and August 2021, she wants to experiment with form, explore text, performance and image, get inspired, collect and sketch out new ideas.

YouTube channel by Petra E. Thoss