I was born and raised in Austria, studied and graduated from German Language and Literature and PPP in Vienna – and later on I studied Psychology at the University of Vienna, and in the US
at Ohio University and at Harvard University for my PhD.
From 1980-2015 I worked as a lecturer for German as a Foreign Language at the Vorstudienlehrgang der Wiener Universitäten. 1993-1995 I taught in this field at Koryo University near Seoul, South Korea.
In the late 90ies I started to get intensly involved with the material leather – took a course in making shoes – and after that I started designing handbags. They were all unique pieces and were produced by Viennese craftsmen. Exhibitions in Austria and abroad followed, for instance in Vienna, Salzburg, Bayreuth, Paris, Nizza...
One of my handbags was acquired by the German Leather Museum in Offenbach – and is sitting there in the departement of Applied Arts.
Immediately after my retirement in 2015 I went to Florence to study there for one year at Alchimia, a school for contemporary jewellery. After that I had the chance to keep learning in the workshop of a Viennese jeweller (Herr Eckel).
In spring 2017 I attended a private course with an Italian jewellery artist, Daniela Boieri, who was also working as a teacher at Alchimia, and between 2015 and 2017 I participated in workshops with Lucia Massei, Daniela Boieri, Yoko Shimizu und Marzia Rossi, but also with two Italian artists, Luciana d`'Onofrio and Federico Vecchi.
I attended regularly workshops with Izabella Petrut, an artist and former student at Alchimia at Stoß im Himmel, Vienna.
In May 2017 I was invited by Dr.Nenno from the German Leather Museum to participate in EUNIQUE 2017 with my handbags.
In October and November 2017 I attended courses at Assamblage Jewellery School in Bukarest, with Andrea Popescu, Diana Pantea and David Sandu.
2018: my pieces shown in Vienna, Galerie Alja & friends
Spring 2018: guest student at Trier University of Applied Sciences, Campus Idar Oberstein, gemstones and jewellery.
Fall 2018: course with the Italian jewellery artist Daniela Boieri in Florence
Dec. 2018: exhibition in: das Packhaus in Vienna
April 2019: participation at Legnica Art Gallery , Poland
May 2019: solo exhibition at GIADA Gallery for contemporary jewellery in Triest, Italy
May 2019: participation at group exhibition of SNAG, Coming of Age, in Chicago, USA
July 2019: pieces shown at: Atelier im Ersten, Vienna
October 2019: Venice Design Week - jewellery selection and award
November 2019: show at ARTWORK Vienna together with Izabella Petrut
2020 ongoing: presentation of my pieces at Atelier im Ersten, Vienna and GIADA contemporary in Trieste
July 2020: special presentation at GIADA