Born in Paris, I graduated in Science, then moved to a secluded hamlet in the Alps mountains where I converted a barn into a studio. I stayed there for 8 years, also traveling extensively to third world countries.
I started modeling slabs of plaster, engraved with imaginary signs. This work was first induced by ruins of early civilizations I had crossed. Then I discovered the Art Brut Museum, much closer to my studio, in Lausanne. Ancient glyphs, enigmatic signs of disabled artists strangely compelled me in a similar way, with a sense of beauty and mystery.
I subsequently moved to California to join part of my family. There I started blowing up on large canvases my early experiments with plaster, using heavy acrylic paste. In 1992 I moved to New York and explored more literary concepts, starting with a series based on Gertrude Stein. This body of work led favorably to the Pollock-Krasner award (1994) and critical notice (New York Times,1995), then "Alphabets" (Artnews, 2002), and "Subtracted Word" (Art in America, 2004).
Since then my work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, museums, as well as in public and private collections worldwide.