Born in Munich, Germany. Studied German, English and American literature at German universities.Received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975 and a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking at the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, USA in 1978. American citizenship. Has been living in Amsterdam since 1983.Her work has repeatedly been awarded a prize and is represented in the print collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, France, The Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA, USA the De Cordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln MA, USA,The Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain and The City of Amsterdam, among others.
Selected Exhibitions (since 1993): 1993 Museum Waterland, Purmerend, Netherlands (solo) Beek in Beeld (River Re-formed), invitational site-specific exhibition along the river Ruiten A, province of Groningen, Netherlands 1994 2nd Sapporo Print Biennial, Japan, Sponsor's Prize 1996 Traces, Salve Regina Gallery, The Catholic University of America,Washington, DC 1998 Tradition and Transition, The California Society of Printmakers, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo Ca, USA Grote Unica, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, Netherlands Copy Culture, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands Agart- World Print Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo) Kunstcentrum Aemstelle, Amstelveen, Netherlands (solo) 1999- 2000Watermarks/ Faultlines: Amsterdam/ California, traveling exhibition by members of the Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier and the C Netherlands; The Atrium at 600 Townsend, San Francisco; the Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo CA 2000- 01 Continental Drift, Fellowship Awards Exhibition (withMarci Tackett and Hee Jae Suh), Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA,USA NL- JP. Printmaking Today, traveling exhibition with members of the Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier and Printsaurus, Japan: The Dutch Trading Post, Nagasaki; Gallery Saoh Tomos, Ginza District, Tokyo; Exhibition Center Aemstelle, Amstelveen; Voerman Museum, Hattem; Galleries of TNO, Apeldoorn and Delft, Netherlands Radical Printmaking, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco CA 2002-03 Grafiek Nu, Singer Museum, Laren, Netherlands Jubileumtentoonstelling, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee , Belgium Radical Printmakers , Thatcher Gallery, USF, San Francisco CA Grafiek NU, Singer Museum, Laren NH, Netherlands Tegenstellingen, Galerie de Lawei. Drachten, Netherlands 2004 Links!, Museum Kranenburgh and Kunstcentrum Bergen, Bergen NH, Netherlands 2005,'Re-imagined Landscapes". Collegium Budapest, Budapest ,Hungary (solo) 2005, 'In Images We Speak', Gravura Brasileira, Sao Paolo, Brazil and Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gallery Representation: Artotheek and Gallery , Art 4You, Amsterdam, Netherlands SBK Amstelveen, The Netherlands SBK Bergen, Bergen, Netherlands Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, Netherlands Galerie Clement, Amsterdam, Netherlands The Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA Kunstuitleen Museum Waterland, Purmerend, Netherlands