Born in Hollabrunn, Austria, Schödl currently lives and works in Bologna, Italy. She graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna in 1953 before permanently moving to Italy in 1959. After ceasing her practice temporarily to raise a family, Schödl returned to making work in the mid-1960s and has since exhibited widely in institutions around the world. Her work was included in 'Materializzazione del Linguaggio', curated by Mirella Bentivoglio, in the Visual Arts and Architecture section of the XXXVXXX Venice Biennale in 1978 and the 16th São Paolo Biennial, Brazil, in 1981. More recently her work featured in the exhibition 'Poesia Visiva' at MART (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento) in Rovereto, Italy in 2011. Work by Schödl may be found in numerous collections around the world, including the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy; MART, Rovereto, Italy; MAGA (Gallarate Art Museum), Varese, Italy; King St Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA; and the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami Beach, FL, USA.