Born in Stuttgart, Germany
Moved to California in 1973
Moved to NYC in 1983
Became a US citizen in 2005
Lives & works in Gallatin, NY
As is the case with most artists, I have had numerous jobs and side careers throughout my life. My main goal with these other activities has always been not to work for a living more than 3 days a week so I would have 4 days left for art.
I've worked as a waitress, gardener, cabinet maker, furniture designer, interior designer, and restaurateur. I've also bought and renovated buildings and am in the middle of a new project in Hudson NY.
I've been successful in my plight to keep free time for painting with the exception of starting and running Stonehome Wine Bar in Brooklyn with my husband for 13 years. This was more than a full time occupation but it was a great experience and the restaurant was sold in 2015.
B.A. in art from University of California, Santa Cruz
One Person Shows
2001 - Galerie Alte Schule, Germany.
2000 - Galerie Veritas, Stuttgart, Germany
1997 - Galerie Veritas, Stuttgart, Germany
1990 - L'École, New York, NY
1983 - Vida Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 - Guthrie Institute, Salt Lake City, UT
1980 - Kuumbwas Cultural Center, Santa Cruz, CA
1979 - Merrill Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Selected Group Shows
2001 - Pacific Studios, Brooklyn, NY
1999 - Galerie Veritas, Stuttgart, Germany
1998 - Soho 20, New York, NY
1994 - East West Center Gallery, New York, NY
1993 - Arts Center of Northern New Jersey
1995 - Artistic Expressions Gallery, New York, NY