Dr Andrea Thoma
I am a lecturer in the area of Art and Design. I hold a postgraduate degree (Diplme National Suprieur dExpression Plastique) and PhD; and I have been awarded a fellowship as visiting scholar by the University of Minnesota (1988-89). I have also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Minnesota, at Northern Illinois University, the Accademia di Brera in Milan, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, University of Chester and University of Nottingham.
As a member of LAND2 I am involved in contributing to this research network of artists/lecturers and research students with an interest in landscape/place-oriented art practice.
My research interests are concerned with notions of place, identity and dwelling in a contemporary art context. I examine through painting, photography and video how the everyday allows for philosophical considerations regarding our being in the world. Particularly, I am interested in the juxtaposition of diverse media to reflect on aspects of image making. The phenomenological aspect of perception and its partaking in the cognitive process are a main driving force in the collation of visual material. Over the past two decades I have exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and the United States. Exhibitions include 'Textures of Place I and II' at Inselgalerie Berlin (2019) and at Galeria Strefa Erasmusa, Lodz (2017), 'In the Open' at SIA Gallery Sheffield (2017), 'Endlosschleife 2041' at Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (2014), 'Thought Dwellings: In Situ' at Lifton Place, Leeds (2013), 'Curious' at West Norwood Cemetery, London (2013), 'Dialogue in Place: Volume II' at Form and Content Gallery Minneapolis (2012), Group Exhibition project 'European Identities intercultural dialogue of women artists in Europe', various exhibition venues in Germany, Italy and Spain (2010-11). 'Provenienzen des Lichts' at Inselgalerie Berlin (2007), 'So near so far/ So nahe so fern' at APT Gallery London (2008) and the Kunstverein Ebersberg, Germany (2007), 'Land2 beyond landscape?' at the RWA in Bristol (2005), 'That which is near/ Das was nahe ist' at the Representation of Baden-Wrttemberg at the EU in Bruxelles and at Only Atelier, Vienna (2004) and 'Skylight Stillnight' at Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University (2004).
- Lecturer Art and Design
- PhD (2013) Thesis: Thought Dwellings: Time and Space in Painting, Photography and Video
- DNSEP Diplome National Superieur d'Expression Plastique (1988) (MA)