A native of Zurich, Switzerland, Reto grew up in an artistic household, where he was mentored by his sculptor father. He holds a degree in art history and linguistics from the University of Zurich.
In his twenties, Reto had many solo sculpture exhibitions in Germany and Switzerland. In 1985, the Swiss corporation Migros commissioned him to create a large-scale sculptural installation for its headquarters. Another notable commission was a large-scale mural at the Zurich Stock Exchange.
Reto emigrated to America in 1994 and has lived and made art in El Rito, NM, ever since. He is known for his whimsical sculptures made of metal and animal skulls and bones.
Reto is also a highly sought after muralist and decorative painter trained in fine European restoration techniques. He teaches Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Arroyo Seco, NM, having trained in Kung Fu for more than 30 years in the legendary Ching Wu lineage.