Bio

I am a visual artist, who lives in Munich, Germany. My art incorporates themes of identity, place, memory and dislocation, where my international background (lived in UK, Canada and Korea) is sometimes a point of departure. I use varied artistic expressions that include photography, video and sound. 

 

My focus is on fine art photography, on still lives and images of our world in the form of still lives. I portray the strange moments of daily life. I am interested in all phenomena of light and how light transforms the seemingly obvious into a new reality – thus creating the magic of the image. I have been a traveller. I explore the world, people and cultures. I focus currently on the microcosm of daily life – made visible and connected to inner places, emotions or memories.

 

Since 2001, I work on photography, after studies at renowned international universities in Germany, UK and Canada. I attended master courses with Josef Schulz, Sonja Braas, Jean-Christian Bourcat, Jane Evelyn Atwood and Nicolas Havette and Oded Wagenstein. I joined the summer academy in Salzburg with Eli Cortinas in 2020 and gained a 2021 residency with the New York School of Visual Arts.

 

I exhibit internationally, at festivals, galleries, art fairs and (German) art associations. I contributed to and won prizes in international art and photography competitions. become 3. Prize winner of the Alzey-Worms Art prize in 2016, bronze winner at Px3 (2015), finalist eg. at Premio Arte Laguna (2015), Premio Celeste (2015), Premio Lynx, The Julia Cameron Gala Award (2020), The Swiss Photo Club Awards (2019), the ARTIG Art prize Kempten (2016) and the South West German Art Prize (2018).

I am a member of the German female artist association Gedok.

 

Exhibitions

Joint exhibitions (excerpt):

2017 to 2021 | Electricity Museum, Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal

2021            | Art Association Bayreuth, 71. Kunstausstellung, Germany

2021            | Art Association Rosenheim, Kunst Aktuell 2021, Germany

2021            | Art Association Wasserburg, Große Kunstausstellung, Germany

2021            | SVA residency PDF Exhibition at “Tiger strikes asteroid” galleries, USA,

2017 to 2021 | Casa da Cultura, Setubal, Portugal

2020            | EMOP Berlin, Photo derive and Fotomarathon online exhibitions, Germany

2020            | PhotoMünchen online fair

2020            | “Chromantic” by dotart / Trieste photo festival, Trieste, Italy

2020            | “Canvas22”, Offenburg, Germany

2020            | Galleria Millepiani, Loosenart, Rome, Italy

2020            | Biennale Blau, Blaues Haus, Diessen, Germany

2020            | Hon. Mention, 15th Julia Cameron Gala Award, Spain

2020            | Grosse Kunstausstellung, AK 68 Art Association, Wasserburg, Germany

2020            | Foley Gallery, Print Swap New York, USA

2020            | Affordable Art Fair, Milano, Italy with Galleria Unique Contemporary

2020            | 9th rendez-vous images photo festival, finalist Prix du livre, Strasbourg, France

2019            | Top 50, Swiss Photo Club Awards, Galery Humanit’Art, Genf, Schweiz

2016, 2019   |”Objects of desire”, domagkateliers, Munich, Germany

2019            | Cultural Center “El refugio”, Guadalajara, Mexico

2017 to 2019 | Electricity Museum, Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal

2019            | project3drei, Karlsruhe, Germany

2019            | Open Courtyard at Rencontres d#Arles Summer School, France

2018            | Group show at Photo Gallery Litvai, Landshut, Germany

2019            | “Perceptions” / Month of Photography, Galleria Millepiani, Rome, Italy

2019            | Ingo Seufert Gallery, Munich, Germany

2018            | Reclaim Photofestival, Black Country Living Museum, UK

2018            | Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen, Germany

2018            | Yearly show at Photo Gallery Litvai, Landshut a.L., Germany

2018            | Creative Artists Retrospective, Setubal, Portugal

2018            | Barcelona Foto Biennale, Spain

2018            | 49Degrees, Portfolio Show, Members of Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Germany

2018            | Yearly Exhibition, Art Association ak68, Wasserburg, Germany

2018            | Kunstverein Rosenheim, yearly exhibition, Municipal Gallery, Germany

2018            | London Photo Show, London, Uk

2018            | Reclaim Photofestival, Black Country Living Museum, UK

2018            | Galerie Oberes Schlößchen, Kunstverein Bobingen, Germany

2018            | Bergennale, Kunstverein Berg, Marstall, Berg, Germany

2018            | Casa da Cultura, Setubal, Portugal

 

2017             | Domagk ateliers "Objects of desire", Munich, Germany

2017             | Art Association Rosenheim, Germany

2017             | Freiraum Gallery, Munich, Germany

2017             | Reclaim Photo Festival, digital display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

2017             | Art Fair Malaga, Spain

2017             | Civic Center of Camera de Lobos, Madeira Islands, Portugal

2017             | Sala degli Archi – Fortezza Nueva, Livorno, Italy (Finalist Premio Lynx)

2017             | Electricity Museum, Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal

2017             | Casa da Cultura, Setubal, Portugal

2017             | Farben der Stadt – Municipal Library, Munich, Germany

2016             | Gallery Lokarjeva, Ajdovscina, Slovenia (Finalist Premio Lynx)

2016             | Galerie im Burggrafiat, Alzey Worms (3. Price), Germany

2013 to 201  | Company exhibition, Allianz SE, Munich, Germany

2016             | Art Innsbruck with Galleria Unique, Austria

2016             | Kuala Lumpur Fotofestival, Malaysia

2016             | Finalist Premio Lynx, Lux Gallery, Trieste, Italy (Associazione Sestante)

2016             | European Month of Photography, Palazzo Italia, Berlin, Germany

2016             | Art Associations Germany: Bayreuth, Wasserburg/AK 68, Gauting, Gedok Berlin/Kunstpoststelle, Ottobrunn, Bad Wörishofen

2016             | Artists DNA, Tina Goncalvez Art Gallery, Lagos, Portugal

2016             | 6x6x2016 at Rochester Contemporary Art Center, USA

2016             | Art center Quiddestraße, Munich, Germany

2016             | Granada International Art Fair, Granada, Spain

2016             | Art Association Mittleres Kinzigtal, Museum Haslach, Germany

2016             | Galerie / Art Prize „Artig“, AA Kempten, Finalist

2016             | Galleria Wikiarte, Bologna, Italien

2016             | #memory archive, Photobook Melbourne, Australia

2015             | Project space “Weltraum”, Munich, yearly show

2015             | Premio Celeste, ex-Bazzi, Milano, Italy

2015             | Art Associations in Germany: Aichach, Ottobrunn, Karlsruhe, Bad Wörishofen, Bayreuth, Erding

2015             | Incubarte Festival, Valencia, Spain

2015             | Taylor Wessing lawyers, Munich           

2015             | Premio Arte Laguna, Venice, Italy

2015             | Municipal Gallery, Castle Hemsbach, Germany

2014             | Art fair Frauenmuseum , Bonn, Germany

2014             | Art fair Ingolstadt, Germany

2014             | Allianz Aussendienst Akademie, Cologne, Germany

 

Solo exhibitions (excerpt):

2018             | "Into the Blue", Solo show at Photo Gallery Litvai, Landshut, Germany

2017             | Municipal Library Munich, Germany

2012 to 2019 | Open ateliers within Kultüren Neuhausen, Munich, Germany

2016             | HdbL Gallery, Herrsching, Germany

2013             | Wilde & Partner, PR-agency, Munich, Germany

2012             | vhs Munich, Germany

2012             | Gallery „Im Bürgerhaus“, Ingolstadt, Germany

2012             | Municipal Library Maxvorstadt and Moosach, Munich, Germany

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