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Andrea is concerned with notions of place, identity and dwelling and examines through painting, photography and video how the everyday allows for philosophical considerations regarding our being in the world. Her interest in the image is linked to the idea of presence and absence, to the relation between figuration and abstraction, as a means to engage with place.
Her art practice involves different visual media to explore relations between still and moving images. In more general terms, her research is concerned with how the juxtaposition of diverse fine art media contributes to a differentiated appreciation of the time-space relation.
D.N.S E P (DIploma National d'Expression Plastique) French Equivalent to MA Fine Art
Lecturer in Art and Design, School of Design, University of Leeds
Thought Dwellings Time and Space in Painting, Photography and Video (PhD Study)
Dialogue in Place II - beyond medium specificity, Exhibition project with Joyce Lyon (University of Minnesota)
European Identities, Touring Group exhibition of European women artists, Exhibitions in Germany, Poland, Spain, Italy.
2011 Thoma, A., ‘Moving between Images’, The International Journal of the Image 1(1) 2011
2010 Thoma, A., ‘The Conundrum of Medium specificity’, International Journal of the Arts in Society 4(5):523-534 2009
2009 Twi_light, Centre for Experimental Theatre, Brno. Exhibition catalogue with essays by Dr. Jiri Havlicek and Andrea Thoma.
2008 Gardner, D.; Millar, J.; Thoma, A., So near so far, Essay by Dr Iain Biggs, Ebersberg: Kunstverein Ebersberg e.V.
2007 Thoma, A., Lichtlinien Lines of Light. Berliner Fraueninitiative Xanthippe e.V., Berlin. Essay by Dr Karla Bilang.
2006 Thoma, A., ‘The making of place to enable memory’, Journal of Visual Art Practice, 5(1+2), pp.83-93, Bristol: Intellect Ltd.
2005 Gardner, D.; Hauck, A.; Thoma, A. That which is near, Essay by Dominique Lamy. Stuttgart: PRESS relations Schlick.
2003 Thoma, A.; Zoltners, M. Skylight Stillnight, Halifax: Dean Clough Galleries in association with Northern Illinois University. Essay by Lily Markiewicz.
2000 Lyon, J.; Thoma, A. Dialogue in Place, Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds in association with the University of Minnesota. Essays by Dr Iain Biggs and Monika Ochtrup.
2009 Tiempo y Espacio in differentes medios artísticos, Lectures and Seminars, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia.
2006 Nozioni di Luogo, Lecture at the Art Academy of Brera, Milan.
2004 Visiting Artist, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.
2000 Visiting Artist, Art Department, University of Minnesota.
Fine Art Practice
My work is informed by the idea of landscape and an interest in the notion of place. My images derive from memories and experiences of the 'ordinary'. They are perceptions of everyday life, but at the same time offer possibilities of more philosophical considerations. I use painting and photography to investigate the illusionistic potential of an image and the phenomenological aspects of its perception.
Individual / two person
2012 Dialogue in Place II (provisional title), with Joyce Lyon, Form and Content Gallery, Minneapolis.
2010 Thought dwellings, Corridor Gallery, University of Leeds.
2009 Twi_light, Katakomby Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic.
2007 Provenienzen des Lichts, with Rosika Janko-Glage, Inselgalerie, Berlin.
2003-04 Skylight Stillnight, Project with Mara Zoltners, Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, and Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax.
2002 In the Sky, Otter Gallery, University College Chichester.
2001 Sky Corridor, Arts Arena GaHenes, Leeds Central Library.
2000 Dialogue in Place, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis. USA
1998 Andrea Thoma, Malerei und Zeichnungen, Zeitgalerie, Pforzheim, Germany.
1995 Kulturhalle Remchingen. Germany.
1992 Between Continents, Dannenberg Gallery, New York. 2011 Sammlung EFAK - neue Schenkungen, Inselgalerie, Berlin.
2010-11 European Identities: Intercultural Dialogue, Inselgalerie Berlin, Germany, Textilemuseum Lodz, Poland, Palazzo Ducale, Urbania, Italy.
2008-09 All Over The Place: Drawing Place, Drawing Space, University West of England, Bristol and Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds.
2007-08 So nahe, so fern/ So near so far, APT Gallery, London, and Kunstverein Ebersberg, Germany.
2007 Individualism, Bretton Hall.
Five Years, London.
2005 LAN2D Beyond Landscape? Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
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