Artwork 1: “Kitchen Sink”
Artwork 2: “Amstel”
Petra Benach is a self-taught mixed media artist from California. She began teaching herself art at the age of 13. She chose to study Math at UC Santa Cruz, where she also enrolled in as many art classes as she could. She finished her bachelors degree, Summa Cum Laude, at Sonoma State University in Humanistic Psychology with an emphasis on Art Therapy. Petra has participated in group and solo shows in both California and Amsterdam and though her first love has always been painting she also does installation work, sculpture and performance art. While living in Amsterdam, Petra also established exposingARTS, a small consulting business dedicated to providing art support services to artists, galleries and individuals.