Kim Schoel was born in Baghdad, then moved to Germany with her family.
She came to the United States in 1981 and has been in America off and on ever since.
As an undergraduate she studied art at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina.
She completed her graduate work at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.
Very active in the arts community in Greater Cleveland, Ohio, she is one of the founders of the Dead Horse Gallery
in Lakewood, Ohio, and has exhibited her work extensively, both in the United States and in Europe.