Born 5th of August 1966 in Paris, France of German parents
1970 - move to Washington D.C. USA
1976 - 1981 - Nairobi, Kenya
It all began in Nairobi when I was ten years old. I set my violin aside and began to paint.
My strong interest in nature was shaped during these five years in Kenya.
1979 planting trees with the Green Belt Movement founded by the Nobel Prize winner Dr. Wangari Maathai.
My mother had a passion for photography and years later I was to follow in her footsteps.
1981 - 1985 - back in the USA, Washington D.C.
May 1985 - High School Diploma - Langley High School, Va. USA
What direction was I going to take?
My dream was to become a photographer for National Geographic, but Fashion and Graphic Design and the Fine Arts were also of great interest to me …or was I going to study Psychology and Sociology … should I stay in the US or go to Europe?
1985 - 1987 - Graphic Design studies in London
1985 - 1989 - my parents moved to Niamey, Niger, Africa
1988 - 1993 - Fine Art studies at Parsons School of Design,
1985 - 1989 - Trips to the Sahara, Mali and Burkina Faso.
Our excursions to the Sahara were an
overwhelming experience for me,
an everlasting imprint on my creative process!
Summer 1987- an extensive trip to Chile, Peru and Venezuela
From Christmas 1987/88 to summer 1988 - lived with my parents in Niamey, Niger
developed interest in African fabrics and fashion
Summer 1990 - trip to Zambia, Zimbabwe and
South Africa (Cape Province)
1989 - parents moved back to the US
May 1993 - Diploma - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design
What now? Should I stay in Paris, France or give Berlin, Germany a try?
Sep. 1993 - move to Berlin
1995 – 1996 - took courses in Psychology, emphasis on Wilhelm Reich
1999 – 2000 - one year course in Computer Graphics, DTP
2000 – 2002 - worked as freelance Graphic Designer
2000 - 2003 - video performances for the
one man act “Listen Little Man” with actor Mischinsky
|November 2007 - move to Vienna, Austria
2010 - 2011 studio community, Vienna
2013 - future studio community, Vienna