Biography

1969 Born in Coesfeld (D)
1988–1991 Apprenticeship as a bookbinder (craft)
1991–1996 Studied at the college of art and design »Hochschule für Kunst und Design Burg Giebichenstein«, Halle (D), specialized in painting and books
1996 Diploma
1996 Three months scholarship with the Centro del bel Libro, Ascona (CH)
1997–1998 Nine months scholarship with Naoaki Sakamoto in Tokyo (J)
1998–2012 Free-lance book-artist in Tokyo (J)
2012–2014 lived and worked in Berlin (D)
seit 2014 lives and works in Karlsruhe (D)

Scholarships and Awards

2009 MCBA Prize 2009, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN (USA)
2009 Innovation award »bel libro 2009«, Ascona (CH)
2007 Art Prize of the Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop (D)
2005 State Prize of Northrhine Westphalia for Photography and Paper (D)
2003 Innovation award »bel libro 2003«, Ascona (CH)
1997 Scholarship of the Carl Duisberg Society (D)
1997 Awarded by the Kunsthaus Guttenberg, Ahrenshoop (D)
1996 Scholarship of the Centro del bel libro, Ascona (CH)

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