Bettina Egger, born in 1981 in Austria, has first started French and Russian as well as art history studies. In 2006 she obtains her master’s degree in fine arts at the University of Rennes with a diploma work on Fictional cartography and Russian fairy tales under the direction of the French visual studies theorist and comic author Philippe Marcelé. Afterwards she works as a free-lance artist in France and publishes six comics in French language (literature adaptation, reportage, fiction and poetry). She is also working in the field of printmaking and painting. Her work has been showed in various exhibitions in France, Austria and Russia. She was awarded the first prize at the competition of young comic art at the comic festival Next Comic in Linz (2009) and the prize “Alterna’BD” at the comic festival of Lyon 2012.
Since October 1st 2015 she works on a scientific and graphic PHD at the University of Salzburg, Austria, on the topic of Comics and Memory: Oral History in Emmanuel Guibert’s Comics (working title).
Picture credit: Ute Brandhuber-Schmelzinger