Gugger Petter

Newspaper on hemp cord
74" x 68"

WAITING #2, Detail

12" x 20" X 6"
mixed media


Gugger Petter is a Danish artist with an International career. She studied at Den Frie og Merkantile Kunstskole in Copenhagen, and at the Academy of Fine Art in Rome. She then moved to an extended residence in Mexico City where she created large textile wall pieces for corporate venues and private collectors. In Belgium she created work for museum exhibitions, and after arriving in California in 1986, she started working with newspaper and three-dimensional forms.

Gugger's work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums both in Europe and in America. Permanent collections include: The White House in Washington, D.C.; Royal Danish Embassy in Mexico; Stanford Medical Center, CA.; El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA.; and Young & Rubicam in San Francisco, CA. Gugger also has an extensive list of private collectors, and publications of her artwork include Fiberart and American Craft Magazines.

Recent And Future Shows
2000 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
2001 Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska
2000 Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA
2000 The International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA
2000 Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. (solo show)


For the past fourteen years I have worked with newspaper as my main medium-creating both two and three-dimensional works with this material. My series of large weavings are created from rolled newspaper tubes which are then woven on hemp cord. The weavings are based on an oversized representational image-an observation of daily life, and newspaper pages are carefully selected in order to depict my simple, graphic, and storytelling expression.

I am fascinated by newspaper as a material, and love the information that is packed into a newspaper because it is the diary of our lives.

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