"The human mind delights in finding pattern - so much so that we often mistake coincidence or forced analogy for profound meaning. No other habit lies so deeply within the soul of a small creature trying to make sense of a complex world not constructed for it."
(Stephen Jay Gould)


Biography

born 1968, Straubing, Germany
1994
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), San Francisco, USA
1997-2000
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, Rhode Island, USA (BfA)
2000-2002
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) / Academy of Fine Art, Leipzig, Germany (Diploma)
2002-2004
Postgraduate Studies with Prof. Joachim Brohm, HGB, Leipzig, (Meisterschüler)
2004-2006
Teaching Position, HGB, Leipzig


Grants/Awards

2015   
Recognition Award 11.Aenne-Biermann-Award for Contemporary German Photography
2012  
Kultur Award, Franz und Astrid Ritter Stiftung
2008  
Project Grant, Kulturstiftung Freistaat Sachsen
2006  
Work Grant, Kulturstiftung Freistaat Sachsen
2005  
ArtconneXions, Artist-in-Residence, Goethe Institute, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, NZ
2003  
15. Artist-in-Residence, Willingshausen, D


Public Collections

Kunstfonds Collection, State of Saxony, Dresden, D
Bavarian, State Collection, Munich, D


Exhibitions

2018   
Im Moment, Fotografie aus Sachsen und der Lausitz, Kulturhistorisches Museum, Görlitz, D
2016
Natur vs. Konstrukt, Sankt Anna Kapelle, Kunstverein Passau, D
2015
Aenne-Biermann-Award, Museum for Applied Arts, Gera, D
Inside-Out, Stadtmuseum, Deggendorf, D
2014
Kirunatopia, Kunsthaus Dresden, Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, D
2013
Notes on a new nature, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2012
Award Exhibition, Weytterturm, Straubing, D
2010-2012
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein München, München, D
2007
Organische Welten, Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden,D
2006
Spot on - artconneXions, ifa Gallery Berlin, D
Jardin a la française, Dorothee Schmid Art Consulting, London, GB
2005
Arte Contemporaneo de Dresden y Leipzig, Museo Municipal Malaga, ES
artconneXions, The Art Center, Bangkok, TH; The Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, NZ; RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
The Leipzig Lens, German Embassy, London, GB, The Glasgow School of Arts, Glasgow, GB
2004
Emoticons, Guild & Greyshkul Gallery, New York, USA
Master Student Exhibition, HGB Gallery, Leipzig, D
2003
Junger Westen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, D
Mitten Drin, Kunstsammlung Chemnitz; D
2002
Solo Exhibition, Gerhard von Reuters Haus, Willingshausen, D
1999
Invitational, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, USA