Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder is an artist, writer, and bookbinder currently based out of San Antonio, Texas.
Keri was born in Las Vegas, NV. She graduated from the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts as a Studio Art Major, and then earned a BA in Art History and German from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Keri was active in the Las Vegas art scene for over a decade before moving on to pursue an MFA in Book Arts and Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland, CA.
After receiving her MFA, Keri worked at Flying Fish Press for four years as a studio assistant to Julie Chen, assembling and producing limited edition artists’ books. She was awarded the Mills College Book Art Teaching Fellowship in 2016, and has taught workshops at various locations including San Francisco City College and California College of the Arts. Keri currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. Alongside producing her own artwork under the imprint of Coyote Bones Press, Keri also works as an edition bookbinder and archival box maker at BookLab II with Craig Jensen.
Keri’s work examines landscape and objects as metaphor for the human experience with a strong curiosity behind how we understand and navigate space. The work takes form as movable structures, intricate boxes, and encasements for found objects, becoming multifaceted amalgamations of deep research, first-hand observation, documentation, and extended meditation. Reoccurring themes in her work feature topography and cartography, relics and artifacts, the anomalous and paranormal. Her work is held in permanent collections at Baylor University, The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, Mills College Special Collections, San Francisco Center for the Book, and University of Washington Special Collections.
Keri produces and hosts Books in the Wild, a podcast about book arts and book history. She is a published author of short stories, and is the co-creator of The Paper Carnival with Julie Chen, designing collectible book arts-related enamel pins for fellow book enthusiasts.