JAYA SCHUERCH


1958           born in Santa Barbara, California, USA
1972           move to Berne, Switzerland with family
1977           Matura from the Kantonsschule Oerlikon in 
              Zürich, Switzerland
1978-1980      studies in Mechanical Engineering at the
              Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich
1981            travels in Asia
1982-1984       studies in Botany, Biology and Art at Santa
              Barbara, California
1984-1986      artist assistant to Ira Ono and Be Jones in 
               Volcano, Hawaii
1986           study sojourn in Pietrasanta, Italy
1987-1988       apprenticeship in sculpture restoration at 
               Cloverleaf Studios in Santa Barbara, California
1988            return to Italy, full-time occupation as artist
2001           foundation of art studio, Studio Pescarella, 
               Pietrasanta, Italy 
2014           Studio in Wald, (Zürich), Switzerland       
Since 1988, I have been showing internationally in personal and group shows. My work can be found in public and private collections in the USA, Europe, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Africa and Australia.