Sabine Tress studied painting at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris with Jan Voss, Vincent Bioulès and Pierre Matthey. After receiving her diplôme des arts plastiques in 1994, she left Paris and worked as a painter in London and Berlin. She currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Her non-figurative paintings evolve through the painting process leaving room for experimentation, spontaneity and fluidity. Her brushstrokes are bold and gestural allowing a painterly dialogue with painted surfaces of opaque and shiny materiality.