Portrait by Paul Bellaart
Photography: Paul Bellaart

Petra Lunenburg ( 1974) born Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Graduating as fashion designer at
ARTEZ, Arnhem in 1996, she
has since been working as a graphic
designer and illustrator for fashion
labels, magazines as well as for her own brand IL‘L.

Focusing on illustration over the last few years she has developed
as a fine artist creating a highly feminine, free, suggestive style.

Her distinctive signature whose raw minimalistic abstraction creates a sense of ambiguity, influenced from both fashion and fine art
history such as René Bouché and Egon Schiele.
She has explored her passion for nudes in a variety of media
incorporating marker, ink, crayon and acrylic on paper.
Petra Lunenburg reveals a world of allure created by
sensuous and seductive portrayals of her subjects.

Recent studies in life figure drawing at NYC‘s Art Students
League has led to the exhibition "New York Creatures" and
release of the book Rope Girls with an ongoing development
in application and experimentation resulting in "Hazy Dolls",
a show which took place in NYC, 2011.
Alongside her main practice she has an extensive catalogue
of commissions from clients such as G-Star, Adidas, Nike,
Yarn Unit, ELLE, Red and Grazia in recent years.

Petra:   ‘I am interested in capturing anything beyond the
physicality of my subjects.
Visualizing energetic rhythms of human figures, movements, expressions and looks, is what I am conveying, ideally fully
guided by my lines.‘


"BautZuid" - 2015
Citroen Building Amsterdam
Mural "One Minute on the Wall"

"YabYum" - 2014
Amsterdam Fashion Week
Collaboration with lingerie brand
 " La fille d'O "

"ELLE Festival" - 2014
Design Week Amsterdam
"Elle's First Issue"  
-  groupshow

Studio Exhibition
"The further I walked,
the bigger the room became"
,three-men show

"The Netherlands
   Photo Museum

- 2013/14 - "WIT"  groupshow,
curator: Anne van der Zwaag

"SPR ART" - 2013
SPRMRKT Amsterdam
"Draw the Curtains"
- soloshow -

"SALON" winter edition 2012
Museum Geelvinck Amsterdam  
-  Groupshow

"Studio Dreamboat & M"
- 2011 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Hazy Dolls" - Solo exhibition -

"Maeve" Fashion Biennale June 2011.
Arnhem, The Netherlands.
"Homage to Alexander Mc Queen"

"Graphite Gallery"
- May 2011 - New York City, USA.
"Hazy Dolls & Neubauten"
-two men exhibition with Katja Holtz -


"De Krabbedans"- Feb 2011 -
Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
"Art of drawing" Group show

"Gallerie De Zeemeermin"
Oct - Jan 2010/11, Steijl,
The Netherlands.
Solo exhibition
"New York creatures"

Modern Appealing Clothing"

Oct 2010, San Francisco, USA.
Solo exhibition.
Part of Dutch Design Week
- High end fashion store -

"De Concept Store / CS3"
- July 2010 - Amsterdam,
The Netherlands.
Group exhibition

"Front 242" - june 2010
New York City, USA .
- Group exhibition -

"Little Black Boutique"
Sept-Oct 2009, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
ELLE pop up store.
Solo exhibition -
In collaboration with
Esther Coppoolse &
Ferry van der Nat

"Zuiderzee Museum".
March-Oct 2009,
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Group exhibition:
"Gone with the wind" showing
installation "First second". Curators:
Alexander van Slobbe &
Francisco van Benthum