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' 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).
I am the programme leader for Art and Design.
- 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)