Petra Zantingh

Adjunct Lecturer in Art


Programs: Art


MA (2014) Fine Art Education, Concordia University

Thesis: space for drawing: Women, art, love, and fear

BFA (1999), Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Graphic Design and Illustration Diploma (1977), Fanshawe School of Design


  • Introduction to Media Design (ART-222)


Using art making as a way of interpreting what she sees, Petra Zantingh draws others into a visual conversation with her paintings. From childhood, she knew that the visual arts, whether it be painting, illustration or design, would play an important role.

Petra has a diploma in graphic design and fashion illustration from Fanshawe College, a BFA in Fine Art and an MA in Art Education from Concordia University in Montreal. Her career as a designer and art director was in print publications and newspaper design with a special interest in typography. 

She has been exhibiting her paintings since 2004 and her current interests centre around environmental issues, particularly trees.

Research Interests

  • Environmental awareness
  • Contemporary painting
  • Design and problem solving
  • Art and spirituality

Selected Exhibitions

2021   |  Trees at the intersection: our symbiotic relationship, Redeemer Art Gallery, Ancaster, ON

2021  |  Juried Exhibition, Westland Gallery, London, ON

2019  |  VAM 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON

2019   |  2019 Juried Exhibition, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON

2019   |  Trees of the Book, Wycliffe College University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

2019   |  Trees of the Book, RZIM Centre, Toronto, ON

2018   |  Waterloo CRC, Waterloo, ON

2015   |  What’s love got to do with it (Juried), Galerie d’Art Viva Vida, Pointe-Claire, QC

2012   |  Gallery V, Montreal, QC

2012   |  Art Education Department, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2010   |  The Brush Off (Juried), Avenue Art, Montreal, QC

2010   |  Mood and Feelings, (Juried) Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009  |  Veneers of Memory, Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton, ON   2009

2008  |  Art Gallery of Hamilton (Juried Show & Sale), Hamilton, ON

2008  |  A Celebration on Canvas (Juried), Scarborough City Hall, Scarborough, ON

2008  |  Three Views from Here, Redeemer Art Gallery, Ancaster, ON

2007  |   Zuidwolde Centrum, Zuidwolde, The Netherlands

2004  |   Fruits of Redemption, Redeemer Art Gallery, Ancaster, ON