Petra Schou


1968 Stockholm Sweden

Training / Education:

  • 1993-1998 Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design,
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA), in Metal Design, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1996-1997 Exchangestudent at Institut for unika, Denmarks School of Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1991-1993 S:t Görans senior high school, apprentice for Goldsmith Annika Bertilsdotter, Stockholm, Sweden

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

  • 2004 "Nordic Cool: Hot Women Designers", National Museum of Women in the Art, Washington, USA
  • 2001-2003 "2 Nordic Jewelry Triennial", travelling exhibition, Sweden, Estonia, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Island
  • 2001 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Hnoss, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2001 "Contemporary Decorated Arts, selling exhibition", Sotheby's, London, England
  • 2000 "Textile and Silver", the National Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2000 "SWEDEN+USA", Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA
  • 1999 "The Modern Shape", the National Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1999 "New Scandinavia, Aktuelles Design aus dem Norden", Museum fur
  • Angewandte Kunst, Cologne and Munich, Germany

Awards / Grants:

  • 2001 2 years working grant, the Arts Grant Committee, Sweden
  • 2001 the Artfund of Sigvard and Marianne Bernadotte, Sweden
  • 1999 1 year working grant, the Arts Grant Committee, Sweden

Collections (Private & Museum):

  • 1999, 2000, 2001 the National Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2001 the Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden


  • Textile Techniques in Metal by Arline M. Fisch 1996 side 167

Artist Statement:

Repetition, diversity, movement, flexibility - a living rhythm. Small parts shaped into larger forms. To unite air and mass in the same body.