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THOMAS KOENIG

Artist Statement


I have been a Graphics Communication Professional and Communication Designer for over 25 years - on two different continents and in two different languages. My work has included all aspects of graphics communication, photography, design and creative concept. Photography is my artistic outlet, and I have shown in several exhibits in South Carolina. Art, photography and graphics communication for me is not only a profession; it is personal, from changes in technique, technology to changes in communication itself. I joined West Main Artist Co-op to explore creative collaborations and the opportunity to return to my craftsmen roots in print.  


Bio


Thomas Koenig was born in Greensboro, North Carolina to Sibylla and Peter Koenig, but spent most of his life with his family in Germany. He holds a degree in Prepress Production from a traditional German apprenticeship program and a diploma in Communication Design and Photography from the University of Applied Science in Wiesbaden, Germany. He has done research in semiotics and practical semiotic applications at the University of South Carolina Graduate School as part of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduate Program.


Since 1997, Thomas has lived in Spartanburg and is the creative lead at AGE K Media LLC.

In 2009, he was awarded a solo art show at the Spartanburg Art Museum and has participated in several group shows in both the US and Germany. He has also traveled extensively with his camera in the US and England.