Petra Börner grew up in Sweden with artistic ambition, drawing inspiration from her great grandfather- an entrepreneur, painter & photographer. Being from a family of doctors, her first commission was illustrating medical journals.
Having gained skills assisting illustrators in the early 90’s, an urge to engage with art in new mediums brought her to London to study fashion at Central St Martins. She started getting commissioned by design-led publications like Elle & Vogue.
She assisted Sherald Lamden, an eye opening time bridging art, music & fashion. She realised her real passion was in art, exhibitions followed.
With entrepreneurial drive she created fashion & accessory brands in early 2000, later turning her attention to paper goods and creating award- winning illustrations. Her signature cut paper artwork, appreciated for the analogue quality, now feature in collaborations with the Oscars, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany’s.
Atelier is a showcase for Börner’s private art, she explores her surreal work through a wide range of media, including ceramics.