Thyra Schmidt was born in Pinneberg (near Hamburg). She lives and works in Düsseldorf. She studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Thomas
Ruff,at the HBK Braunschweig under Dörte Eißfeldt, at the FH Hannover and the Hiroshima City University, Faculty of Art in Japan.
In her work Thyra Schmidt deals with the visualization of communicative elements in interpersonal relationships and the experiences people make in a changing environment. The artist uses photography, new media and their installation options, particularly in projects for the public space. Very often she uses language as a visual or acoustic form of expression. Her poetic lyrics display a multilayered imagination.