Stefan Schröter was born in 1954 in Wedel (Schleswig-Holstein). From 1973 to 1976 he studied at the University of Design, Hamburg, then from 1976 to 1981 at the Uni­versity of Arts, West Berlin, where he was a master student of Klaus Fußmann. He received the support of a scholarship from the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, Berlin from 1982 to 1984. He has been awarded the Prize of the Darmstädter Sezession and the Atelier Prize of the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft. Schröter lives and works in Berlin.