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 Bibliotheque 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; The Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan; The Hunt Library, Special Collections, Pittsburgh PA, and The City of Amsterdam, among others.
International residencies and fellowships include :
ArtCeB (ArtCenter Botopasi), Surinam, 2022, The Art Union of Hungarian Engravers and Lithographers, Budapest, Hungary (2005), The Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium (2002), The Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA, USA (2000/2001), The Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA, USA (2000/2001), The Printmaking workshop, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (1990 and 1995), Etching workshop, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (1981), The Etching workshop Atelier 17, Paris, France (1980)
Member of Arti et Amicitiae and Kunstenaarscentrum Bergen.