1958 born in Bochum, Germany
1980 studies at the WWU Münster (sociology / philosophy); 1981-92 studied art education / philosophy, fine art at the Düsseldorf Art Academy / Münster department with Wolfgang Kliege and Ulrich
Erben, master student with Ulrich Erben. Since 1992 work as a freelance artist and musician.
Stephan P. Schneider is the founder and director of the Freie Akademie der bildenden Künste (fadbk) and since 2013 professor of painting / graphics and president of the Hochschule der bildenden Künste (HBK) Essen.