petra zehner

parallel universe

about me

i am an East West German artist and writer based in Paris, France.

after studying literature and linguistics in Berlin, and graphic design in London, and after many years of a rather nomadic life – jumping back and forth between the UK, Germany, France, Singapore and Malaysia – i now work and live in Paris.

my first love was (and always will be) words, with art coming in a close second, chronologically speaking, as i discovered it only thanks to being able to read about it.

after leaving Germany, i started to experiment with writing, photography, illustration and graphic design until i discovered collage as the medium that combines it all and works for me.

i am the founder and creative director of Paris Collage Collective.

i am open to collaborations and available for all types of editorial illustrations projects , print or online, on/off or long-term.

please get in touch ︎

paris collage collective

Paris Collage Collective is an international collage community. its aim is to encourage creative expression and collaborations. PCC hosts weekly creative challenges and open calls, and publishes articles about and interviews with collage artists.

founder & creative director 2018 - present


© 2021 Petra Zehner