Cosmopolitan, Taoist, free-lance artist (paintings, sculptures, installations and video art), former chemist with a doctor’s degree.
As a matter of fact, Dao Droste always wanted to be an artist. But when she graduated from high school there was war in her native country Vietnam and nobody there needed artists. So young Dao went to Germany and studied chemistry in Stuttgart and Heidelberg. After passing all exams she was ”so unhappy of not being examined any longer“ that she went on to earn a doctor’s degree – with distinction. Not until 15 years after her arrival in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, she started to dedicate herself to her original passion: installations, sculptures, paintings. In Eppelheim near Heidelberg she opened her own studio where she celebrated this year her 30th anniversary as an artist.