born 1981 in Vilsbiburg (Germany), lives and works in Los Angeles, California



2009-2011 Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich: Ph.D. Art History

2002-2008 Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich: Magister Artium
major: Fine Art/Art Education; minors: Art History, Philosophy

2006 University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain: Fine Art

2000-2002 Vocational School of Fine Art Munich-Kufstein: Diploma (Painting/Drawing/Graphic Arts)


Grants and Fellowships

2009 German Academic Exchange Service: Research Fellowship for Ph.D. Students to Los Angeles, USA

2007 German Academic Exchange Service: Research Scholarship for the M.A. thesis to Paul McCarthy Studios, Los Angeles, USA

2006 German Academic Exchange Service: Free-Mover Scholarship to the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain


Exhibitions (selection)

2014 Juried Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

2013 Juried Exhibition »Of Memory, Myth, and Bone« The Rourke Art Gallery Museum, Moorhead, MN

2013 Juried Exhibition »Photography as Witness«, Lockhart Gallery, Geneseo, NY

2013 Juried Exhibition »Public/Private«, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012  Juried Exhibition »Made in California«, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

2011 Alternate Artist for »Repositioning the Gaze in an Age of Voyeurism«, Truman University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MI

2010 Solo Exhibition »man-made«, Studio 34, Munich

2010 Solo Exhibition »paintings«, L6, Munich

2010 Solo Exhibition »correspond«, IM RAUM gallery, Munich

2005 Group Exhibition »Journeys of Art«, Augsburg

2005 Solo Exhibition »Reflexiónes ambivalentes«, Landshut


Publications (selection)

„Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Drawings of the Apocalypse, “ (with Thomas W. Gaehtgens), The Getty Research Journal, no. 6, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 2014, 83-102.

„The Fairest in the Land: The Destruction of Beauty in Paul McCarthy’s WS,“ Afterimage – Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, vol. 41, no. 3, Rochester, NY, 2013, 14-18.

„Sex, Violence, and the Human Body: Disgust and Censorship in the Visual Arts“, GENRE-International and Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature & the Arts, University of California Long Beach,2012, 85-100.

„Paul McCarthy und die ‚Entertainment-Metropole Los Angeles – Aspekte zur Produktion und  Rezeption eines multimedialen Kunstkonzepts“, Digitale Hochschulschriften, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich,  http://edoc.ub.uni-muenchen.de/13345/, 2011.