born 1962 in sevelen, germany.

studies in the history and theory of theatre and the performing arts, focusing among other things on the development of european costume and jewellery design. starting from the jewellery designs of the wiener werkstätte interest in ethnic beadwork from africa, the americas and south-east asia. since 1989 his own jewellery designs in beadwork techniques.

lives and works in vienna.

solo & duo exhibitions

2016 schmuckkunst im wandel der zeit (with michael becker) galerie slavik (vienna) 2015 shapes and structures (with yoko shimizu) galerie slavik (vienna) 2007 galerie prüll (weiden) 1999 galerie 422 (gmunden) 1998 cocoon galerie v&v (vienna) | galerie austria (vienna)

group exhibitions & fairs

2017 messe kunst und handwerk museum für kunst und gewerbe (hamburg) | form bodensee (ludwigshafen) 2016 winterreise 25 jahre galerie slavik galerie slavik (vienna) 2014 a mixed bag (with andrea maxa halmschlager and claudia steiner) pregenzer fashion store (vienna) | sommerfestival galerie slavik (vienna) 2013 the scottish gallery (edinburgh) | made (london) | loot museum of arts and design (new york) 2012 kunst-werk-raum (graz) 2010 20 jahre galerie slavik galerie slavik (vienna) | origin (london) | es perlt… galerie handwerk (munich) 2009 winterreise galerie slavik (vienna) | origin (london) | unikat b (bludenz) 2008 dazzle (london) | grassimesse grassimuseum of applied art (leipzig) | origin (london) | colour explosion billcliffe gallery (glasgow) 2007 origin (london) 2006 origin (london) | luftschlösser & irdene schönheiten schloss aichberg (eichberg) | 10 jahre bochumer designpreis (bochum) | unikat b (bludenz) 2005 grassimesse grassimuseum of applied art (leipzig) | formart (bochum) | unikat b (bludenz) 2004 galerie hilde leiss (hamburg) | österreichische schmuckkunst galerie slavik (vienna) | grassimesse grassimuseum of applied art (leipzig) | sommerfestival galerie slavik (vienna) | ein sommernachtstraum galerie handwerk (munich) | partnerringe und morgengabe galerie slavik (vienna) | schmuckkunst und federkleid galerie slavik (vienna) 2003 österreichische schmuckkunst galerie slavik (vienna) | faszinierende glasperlen galerie fromme contempora (graz) 2002 passion galerie austria (vienna) | galerie unart (villach) 2001 galerie austria (vienna) 2000 winterreise galerie slavik (vienna) | sommerfestival galerie slavik (vienna) | burgraum (vienna) 1999 municipal museum graz 1998 im blumengarten der schmuckkunst galerie v&v (vienna) 1997 burgraum (vienna) | galerie aa (wels) 1990 galerie freund (klagenfurt / st. kanzian)

public collection

grassimuseum of applied art (leipzig)

awards

2006 shortlist acj prize for jewellery 2005 bochumer designpreis 1996 preis der salzburger nachrichten

publications

galerie slavik (ed.): winterreise 25 jahre galerie slavik. wien: galerie slavik 2016, pp. 56, 74-75, 125. | suzanne golden (ed.): suzanne golden presents interviews with 36 artists who innovate with beads. new york: sterling publishing 2013, pp. 10-13. | galerie slavik (ed.): art meets jewellery. stuttgart: arnoldsche 2010, pp. 39, 86, 176. | andy lim (ed.): the compendium finale of contemporary jewellers 2008. vol. 1. ed. in cooperation with pforzheim jewellery museum and coda museum apeldoorn. köln, new york: darling publications 2009, pp. 797-798. | werner thuswaldner: alte technik, neue wirkungen. in: salzburger nachrichten, 29.8.1997, p. 4.