Biography

Art Practice:

I am a mixed media artist working mostly with acrylic media, image transfers, text, artifacts and found objects. More recently I have expanded my practice to include installations, photography and video. My art making involves the research and interpretation of personal and / or public histories. Collaborating with writer Abby Cowan and film maker James Cowan has become an important component of my more recent work.


Personal:

I was born on July 9, 1963, in Bonn, Germany. Having immigrated to Canada in the mid seventies I have made Vancouver my home for the past 35 years.


Education:

I am currently enrolled in the ASC-Painting Program at Emily Carr University of Art And Design.

In the past I have studied under Vancouver based artists Jennifer Judge, Margaretha Bootsma, Diane Evans, Martin Guderna & Jeanne Krabbendam.

I received my Bachelor of Architecture degree from the U.B.C. School of Architecture in 1991. I am a registered Architect with the AIBC and am currently an Associate at DGBK Architects.

I continue to pursue my artistic alter ego in tandem with my career.


Selected Exhibitions:

Upcoming:

Under Surveillance, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, 2016

Past:

Discovery Show: Fire, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, 2015

Discovery Show: Air, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, 2014

The Ties That Bind, Gallery Seven One Six, Nelson, 2013

Above and Below the Surface, Britannia Mine Museum, 2013

Transformations, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, 2011

The BC Festival of the Arts, Nelson, 2000 & Fort St. John, 2001


Collections:

My work has been bought by a number of private collectors.


Publications:

2013     Nelson Star – Gallery SevenOneSix Exhibition Preview

2001     BC Festival of the Arts, Exhibition Catalogue.

2000     BC Festival of the Arts, Exhibition Catalogue.

1992     Vancouver Magazine.

1987     Urbanarium, Exhibition Catalogue.