Originally from Hamburg, Germany, the artist apprenticed as a cabinetmaker in Berlin before moving to New York in 1995. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999, participated in the Skowhegan program in 2002, and received his MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2003. Since then, he has been a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
His work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the US, and internationally; including Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China,
ozasahayashi in Kyoto, Japan, Earl McGrath Gallery in Los Angeles, Marvelli Gallery, Ubu Gallery, Churner and Churner, and the Museum of Art & Design in New York, The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX, the Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, Gestalten Space in Berlin, Germany, and the Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad in Valencia, Spain. His work can be found in numerous private collections and in such public collections as that of the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Mint Museum in Charlotte and the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina.
He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.