1953 Born in Göppingen. 1973–1979 Painting and Art History studies at Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, the University of Stuttgart and the Royal College of Art in London. 1984–1995 Freelance painter. 1995/96 Teacher at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle. Since 1996 Professor at BURG, Art Faculty. 2001–2003 Pro-rector. 2003–2010 Rector at BURG. 2000 Guest professor at the University of Industrial Design Hanoi/Vietnam. 2012–2014 Guest professor at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and 2015 at the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang/China. Books on art and teaching: Wege zum Bild (Paths to Pictures, 2007), Die Linie (The Line, 2009), On the Road Again. Geschichten zur Kunst (Stories About Art, 2015).