Veronika Sch├Ąpers


Veronika Schäpers Biography

Veronika Schäpers is an artist who lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany. Born in 1969 in Coesfeld, Schäpers underwent an apprenticeship as a bookbinder before studying painting and books at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle during the early 1990s. She continued her studies in Ascona, Switzerland, at the Centro del Bel Libro and in Tokyo with Naoaki Sakamoto. From 1998 to 2012, she continued to live and work in Tokyo, and many of her books have Japanese themes and reflect the aesthetic of Japanese design. 

Because her work is conceptually driven, her books are stylistically unique and feature a wide variety of materials ranging from antique Japanese papers to silicon and vinyl. She uses of a number of inventive formats and sculptural bookbinding techniques.