Petra Gimmi studied geography at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München (1993-1999) and art (focus painting) at the School of Fine Arts "atelier dodekaeder", Baden-Württemberg (2000-2003).
She has been working as a free-lance artist since 2003.
Artistic work and travels in many countries, artist residencies in Iceland and Ireland (Cill Rialaig, Kerry). Various exhibitions, e.g. Kunsthalle Kleinschönach; Galerie Etage II, Rottweil; Gallerí Skriduklaustur, Iceland; Kunsthallen am Lech, Füssen; Galerie Allerart, Heiligenberg; Städtische Galerie Owingen.
Petra Gimmi lives with her husband and their two kids on the shores of lake Constance, Germany.