Born in 1959, in Tubingen, Germany. BFA (Painting/Ceramics) School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Visual artist (Resides in Stuttgart, Germany) Active in Canada and Germany. Has participated in artis-in-residence programs in Banff, Lubeck, and Berlin. Schneider created a contemporary fusuma-e, representing the combination of her western thought and methods with Japanese history, culture, her impressions, and the papers (washi) and Awa indigo dyes which she encountered.
Using washi dyed in indigo and persimmon tannin, her works are based on a map of Agawa district and surroundings. People, rivers, and mountains are expressed in dots and lines (white and blue signify day and night). THe latticework seems to tell us that natur, history, and humanity in Kamiyama are becoming isolated from each other as time goes by.