Born in Graz, Austria 1958
She trained as a painter and restorer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, she has moved at young age to Italy to complete her studies in various fields of arts and crafts.
Her work is constantly shifting between diverse fields such as painting, sculpture, textile design and jewelry, combining traditional techniques with new formal approaches and theoretical research.
In 1998, she moved to Florence and co-founded the contemporary jewellery school Alchimia with Lucia Massei.
She exhibited, lectured, gave workshops and curated internationally in places such as, among the others, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Bangkok, Cairo and in various private and public institutions around Europe and America.
In 2017 she left the school she co-founded and is working as consultant, free-lance educator and artist.