Schreiber-Noll was born in Germany. She studied at Purchase College SUNY, NY where she received her MFA and worked and taught with the Uruguayan-American visual artist, Antonio Frasconi, His work became a profound influence upon her work together with the works of German writers and artists.
She attributes much of her civic mission to her lifelong reading of the 20-century playwright,Bertolt Brecht. Both Brecht and her work lean on nature as a rescue devise in a sea of political disillusion-looking upon the environment as a steadfast and reliable presence amidst the damaging tendencies of society.
In collaboration with contemporary poets she has created limited edition artist books and did extensive graphic work for the theatre in collaboration with playwright, translator and critic Eric Bentley.
Among the poets and musicians she has worked with are: Joseph Brodsky, Dennis Brutus, Galway Kinnell, Octavio Paz, John Cage and Robert Kelly.