Born 1947, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Both her work range and media are wide, it includes bridges, trains, squares, poetry and jewelry.
She studied at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam between 1974-79. Since this time she has worked on locations world around on large scale sculpture projects within, and around architecture; with sculpture in a gallery setting and on a smaller scale with her innovative jewelry.
In 1985 she received the Art Award of the City of Gouda and in 1986 she was the recipient of the Francoise van den Bosch Award, Boijmans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam. In 2001 she was honored with the Royal Degree Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion and in 2002 1st Art Price at 13th Biennale Poland. She gives lectures, seminars and workshops in different universities in Holland and abroad, e.g. in Tel Aviv, Moscow, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Graz, Munich, Copenhagen and Auckland.
She has exhibited widely within Europe and the USA with major exhibitions at the Bertha Urdang Gallery in New York, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Sotheby’s London and Sotheby’s Amsterdam. Repetitions, travelling exhibitions of jewellery in the USA and Canada and Body Language - Jewellery and Accessories at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York. More recent exhibitions have taken place at the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam co-exhibited Basel and Paris - and the Tobu Gallery, Tokyo.