Born in Marl, Germany. 1977-81: She studied letters and philosophy at the Wilhelms University, Münster, Westphalia, 1981-87: Studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Düsseldorf where she was Gerhard Richter's pupil. Since 1998 Kneffel had one-woman exhibitions in Paris, Zürich, Köln, Munich, Barcelona, among others. Collective exhibitions in New York, Bochum, Santiago de Compostela, London, Osaka, Pekin, Taiwan, Hong-Kong, Trento, Seoul, Sydney, etc. Karin Kneffel's works deal with nature, although she does not practice naturalism.