I am a visual artist working in a variety of media. Most of my works are craft-based explorations of different themes. The resulting objects tend to walk the line between critical design and art.
I often explore and reflect on various themes through the medium of jewellery. Jewellery is particularly well suited to reflecting on socially relevant issues because of its almost automatic inherent reference to identity.
Many of the objects shown here are body-related but not necessarily wearable.
"About space and identity" is a visualization of European cultural identity within the field of jewellery and objects. It deals with the rooms, areas, zones and districts of European history. For the visualisation of the European cultural memory, 5 points of view were developed - "Vergessen", "Prägung", "Abgrund", "Abbild" and "Hoffnung". They show not only the plurality of the cultural memory, but also visualise the European struggle between unity and diversity. Furthermore, they illustrate the different facets of the history of the continent. In relation to each of these five points of view, a work has been created that expresses ideas related to important places in Europe.
I (1990°) completed my apprenticeship as a state-certified goldsmith at theState Drawing Academy (Staatliche Zeichenakademie) in Hanau in January 2012. In the same year, I began studying jewellery design at the Hochschule Wismar University of Applied Sciences Technology, Business and Design, graduating in January 2017 as a Diplom-Designerin (Fachhochschule).
In the following years, I worked as a freelancer, was part of a producer gallery and received first teaching assignments. In September 2018, I returned to Hochschule Wismar for a part-time teaching position, being primarily involved in teaching within the basic education of jewellery and product design students.
In 2019, I joined the PXL-MAD School of Arts (Belgium) for master's studies (Jewellery Design & Gold and Silversmithing), graduating in June 2020 as Master of Arts (MA) in Visual Arts.
Subsequently, I returned to Hochschule Wismar as a part-time lecturer. Here I worked until the end of October 2021.
On November 1, 2021, I started as a PhD student at UHasselt, Faculty of Architecture and Arts and PXL-MAD School of Arts in Hasselt (Belgium) with BOF funding.
I am working on the topic of JEWELLERY AND IDENTITY: Research on deviation as a process to create art objects based on identity-related jewellery.