Petra Rau was born in Schweinfurt, Germany, 1961.
Her work is born out of the necessity to express emotion, thoughts and feelings. She constantly experiments with both new and traditional materials. Mixing her own paints, she has used natural materials including henna, tea and coffee; she also uses natural and artificial food colourings as well as plant-, earth- and mineral-pigments, clays, gesso, and cement and more traditional materials such as shellac, inks and charcoal. She prefers not to use oil paints or acrylics.
Diploma from Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design, Ireland 1985
Graduated with an honours degree in National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, in 1989
1988 NCAD, Dublin, Ireland: "Diploma Show"
1988 NCAD, Dublin, Ireland: "Women's Exhibition"
1989 NCAD, Dublin, Ireland: "Degree Show"
1991 La Rocca, Forlimpopoli, Italy: "Assedio"
1992 The Clonmel Gallery, Clonmel, Ireland: "Landscapes in Ireland"
1998 Green Gallery, Dublin
1999 On-going, Green Gallery, Dublin
2000 On-going, Green Gallery, Dublin
1988 Gallerie Vorndran, Schweinfurt, Germany
1991 Clonmel Library, Clonmel, Ireland
1991 ARCI Gramsci, Forlė, Italy
1992 Joam Airas, Santiago, Spain
1992 Clonmel Library, Clonmel, Ireland
1993 Curruncho, Santiago, Spain
1993 Joam Airas, Santiago, Spain
1994 Sala "Francisco Asory", Santiago, Spain
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