About

Petra de Vries is an Arnhem based artist, who examines what it means to “simply” BE. Starting from her own position and thoughts and in relation to this fast shifting world that we live in today. Through her drawings, paintings, collages and recently performance and video, she gives shape to her ideas about identity, authenticity, and personal and social stratification. A search for answers to existential questions without the illusion of ever finding them. De Vries graduated cum laude at ArtEZ Arnhem and has exhibited her work at several places and galleries. 

Exhibitions autonomic work

2018
  • Working on new stuff for the ongoing project I AM…
  • Several performances with Danielle Brans
  • Group –  Heartgallery, Hengelo
2017
  • Solo – Artist in residence at White suit productions, site specific installation, Nijmegen
  • Group – Galerie “van leuke mensen, dingen die blijven”, Arnhem
2015
  • Group –  “collages” with Loes van Schaaijk and Jet Altenburg
  • Galerie “van leuke mensen, dingen die blijven”, Arnhem
  • Duo-exhibition with Petra de Vree, Aerdt
2014
  • Solo – Kunstmaand Ameland
2013
  • Art fair ArtArnhem, Arnhem
  • Solo – HanPabo, Arnhem
  • Group –  galerie Oost99, Hoorn
2012
  • Group –  “onderhuids” galerie Art&Tax, Doesburg
  • Group – “keuze van het publiek live” Kunstenlab, Deventer
  • Nieuwe uitleenschatten, CBK, Groningen
  • Group – Vm23, Arnhem
2011
  • Solo – Kunstmaand Ameland
2010
  • Art fair Huntenkunst, Doetinchem
2009
  • Art fair KIM, Arnhem
  • Duo-exhibition museum de Casteelse Poort, Wageningen
  • Solo – CBKG, Arnhem
2008
  • Affordable Art Fair with galerie Rademakers, Amsterdam
  • Solo –  Bijenkorf, Arnhem
  • Open Art Fair with galerie Rademakers, Utrecht
  • Art fair Art Laren with galerie Rademakers, Laren
  • Solo – galerie “de Bushalte”, Culemborg
  • Group –  galerie Rademakers, Amsterdam
  • Art fair Realisme ’08, with galerie Rademakers, Amsterdam
2007
  • Art fair “KIM”, Eusebiuskerk, Arnhem
2006
  • Solo – SBK, Hengelo
  • Art fair Huntenkunst, Doetinchem
  • Group – Universiteitsgebouw “de spiegel”, Enschede
2003
  • Group – SBK Helmond
  • Solo – SBK Zuid, Amsterdam
2002
  • Group – Burgerzaal Tweede Kamergebouw  i.v.m. project Kunst op werkkamers, Den Haag
  • Project, kunstmanifestatie “Arendonk Art”, Arendonk (België)
2001
  • Group – “Kunsthuis 13”, Velp
  • Uitwisselingsproject Ateliers’93/DeFka (organisatie en deelname) Hengelo/Assen
  • Group – Publiekscentrum voor Beeldende Kunst, Enschede
  • Group – Hof 88, Almelo
  • 2000
  • Videoproject “WHAT’S NEXT” (organisatie en deelname), Hengelo
1999
  • “De Kunstvlaai” met Ateliers’93, Amsterdam
1998
  • Group – “het Kunstpaleis”, Deventer
  • Eindexamenexpositie galerie “de Villa”, Enschede
1997
  • Group project “de Fabriek”, Eindhoven

Vorst&Son

With Vorst&Son i’ve worked on several social design projects 
2014
  • ’t Noabord – concept, design and realisation of a set of plates made of IJsselclay. Winnng design for IJssel-id, who were searching for a new regional product. 
  • Presentation of ’t noabord at the Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
  • Paraplu parade – concept and realisation of a parade on the festival H’80
2013
  • Buurtzitjes – concept and supervision of making seats with the local community
  • Hoeden XXL – concept and realisation of festival field furnishing, H’80
  • Photoshop fun – real life analogue photoshop, H’80
2012
  • Tuinverhalen – concept and realisation of wall illustrations based on stories told bij local residents
  • Geitenkamp shopper – concept, design and realisation together with local residents of a shopper especially for this district.

Other

Internships
2016
  • Teacher product design at HAN, Arnhem
2015
  • Teacher high school visual arts and CKV, Beekdallyceum Arnhem
  • Projectleader “Winterspelen”, Kroller Muller museum and museum for modern art Arnhem
  • Workshops and projects art and education
2016
  • now Several workshops and projects on schools and at festivals
Education
2014 – 2016
  • DBKV
  • first degree art education
  • ArtEZ Arnhem
  • Graduated Cum laude 
1993 – 1998
  • Academy for fine arts
  • AKI Enschede
  • Fine arts
1992 – 1993
  • Noordelijke hogeschool Leeuwarden
  • Propadeuse
  • Teacher drawing
1987 – 1992 
  • RSG Heerenveen
  • HAVO