Born 1983 in Alzenau, Germany
Lives and works in Alzenau

 

Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design from HTW Berlin

 

Solo and Group Shows


“Garden”, Group Show curated by Annie Wharton and Taryn Lee, Ladies Room, Los Angeles, January 16 2021

 

Digital Show

“Synchronicities”, Solo Show curated by Margot Ross, August 13 - September 10, 2019, Soho House West Hollywood, Los Angeles

 

“Gémeaux De Minuit”, Group Show curated by Melisa Taylor Metzger, August 2-31, 2019, Stella Ripley Contemporary, Québec, Canada

“Modern Contemporary”, Group Show curated by Margot Ross and Carlos Antonio, July 25 - August 25, 2019, Show Gallery, 1515 N Gardner St, Los Angeles, CA

 

“Get A Loom”, Group Show curated by softcore LA, Claremont Graduate University, April 23 - May 23, 2019, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 91711

 

Group Show with Javiera Estrada, Kelly Brumfield and Stephanie Vovas, curated by Saatchi Art
August 19 - 23, 2018, E.P. & L.P., 603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood,

 

Art House LA, Group Show curated by Jacquie Israel, December 02, 2017 - February 28, 2018
Pacific Palisades, http://www.arthousela.com/current-exhibit-3/

 

"Mutual Affection", show with Kottie Paloma at Art Movement LA, August 11 - 30, 2017, Opening: August 11, 6-9 pm, 2049 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021

 

Group Show "Dimensional Circumstances", curated by Kottie Paloma, May 20 - June 3, 2017 at Nous Tous, 454b Jung Jing Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Solo Show "Ignore the Noise", Opening Reception: April 28, 2017 at The Voyager, 300 S Santa Fe Ave t, Los Angeles, CA 90013, 6pm - 9pm

 

Group Show "Collective Memories", February 24 - March 23, 2017, D2 Art, 4413 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Artist Statement


Coming from a fashion design background, I use fabrics the way a painter uses paint to create works that are inspired by life situations, spirituality, the universe, our mysterious existence and life after death. Sometimes I start with the title of the piece when listening to the news or to the
people I am surrounded by. The title then guides me to carve out the shapes, colors, and composition of the works I produce. Another way for me to start creating a piece is by sitting in a quiet place, maybe meditating first and then just letting my pen flow over the paper to draw sketches. I then pick the ones that look most interesting to me and mentally go through a color
scheme that would emphasize the character and the feeling of the composition. The surface of my works is made up of numerous pieces of different kinds of fabrics sewn together flawlessly – the hidden backside however is raw and messy – an analogy to the façade we sometimes construct to make our lives look good from the outside. I love using fabrics that have laid outdoors for a long time as the sun and the rain work into the fibers and give it a unique and weathered look. In another project I recently buried a found bed sheet in the soil of my friends'
property in Los Angeles for 8 months. The earth, moisture and microorganisms left almost out of space like patterns on the sheet that I now use pieces of to integrate into my works.
Bleach is another medium that I have started using as it changes the colors of the fabrics in ways that are not controllable and that creates its own irreversible pattern. I use the coexistence between the destroyed, dirty, rebellious fabrics and the impeccable, new and clean fabrics to depict an analogy to our human existence in a body that is often coined by experiences like being hurt and hurting, trauma, suffering, failure and grief and on the other side our eternal, divine and pure souls. In the past 4 years I have created a large body of works in which I have constantly explored the medium fabric. I made collages, hand stitched and glued fabric on top of each other, integrated other media such as paper, acrylic paint, dirt, clay, crayon and
used a wide variety of fabrics ranging from vintage military tents, latex, fake fur, vintage linen, drop cloth, velvet, upholstery fabric, curtains, bed sheets and wool. I’ve played with pleats, volume, draping, geometric shapes, organic and fluid shapes and am continuing to explore textiles as an incredibly versatile and interesting medium.

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