I am an artist and professor of art therapy at Medical School Hamburg.
I completed my fine arts diploma (2006) as well as my PhD (2014) at the Academy of fine arts Vienna. In my doctor thesis I investigate the relationship of contemporary art and television. Additionally, I finished a master’s degree (2018) in expressive arts therapy at Medical School Hamburg (MSH) with a dissertation in which I highlight the therapeutic aspects of Marina Abramovic’s performance art piece ‘The Artist Is Present’. After living and working in the United Kingdom as an artist and art therapist, I accepted a professorship in art therapy at Medical School Hamburg in Germany in October 2021. My research is centered around art and emotion, as well as therapeutic aspects in contemporary art. I teach fine arts practice, art therapy history, art therapy theory, and art therapy practice.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) in the U.K., Deutscher Fachverband für Kunst- und Gestaltungstherapie (DFKGT) in Germany, and the European Federation of Art Therapy (EFAT).