Cornelia Thomsen recognizes that being born into and living within the confines of East German socialism for her first twenty years has had a huge influence on everything she does. “How I think, what I want, what I need - you can relate it to everything I do,” she says.
Thomsen received her B.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Art and Design in Offenbach, Germany. She has exhibited all over the world, with solo exhibitions in Tokyo, New York, and Duesseldorf, Germany. Her work is in numerous public collections, including that of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA; Ackland Museum, Chapel Hill, NC; Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), Minneapolis, MN; and Friedrich Fröbel Museum, Bad Blankenburg, Germany. The artist currently lives and works in Manhattan with her family.