Elke Thönnes, a native of Cologne, Germany studied at the Hochschule fur bildende Kunste, Kassel before moving to Ireland and graduating from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1991. She has exhibited widely since then in various group and solo exhibitions in Germany and Ireland.
She has participated in Boyle Arts festival, Claremorris Open Exhibition, Iontas Sligo, Eigse Carlow and the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Elke currently lives in Dublin where she is painting in her studio as well as printmaking in the Axis Art Centre Dublin and Graphic Studio Dublin.
Elke Thönnes work is exhibited widely across Ireland and Germany.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
1998 Erdzeiten, Haus Sonneneck-Nettetal-Hinsbeck, Germany
1994 Pleasant Prison – Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2010 Gold, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2008 4Renaissance Women, Axis Art Centre, Dublin