Schenkelberg was born and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and received a BA in Art History at the College of Wooster, OH, and an MFA at the School of Visual Arts, NY, with additional studies at Oxbow, MI, Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, and the Institute of European Studies, Vienna. Her large-scale installations have been displayed in solo exhibitions at The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH, the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, the University of Akron Meyers School of Art, Beeler Gallery, OH, Plug Projects, MO, and UNTITLED Miami Beach. Schenkelberg won the 2014 ArtPrize Installation Juried Award, and has received four National Endowment for the Arts Grants, the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, and a Harpo Foundation Grant. She has been awarded residencies at The Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Art Omi, and Projekstom Normanns, Norway. Press includes Artforum, The New Yorker, PBS, Bloomberg, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, Art F City, The Huffington Post, Beautiful Decay and Ground Magazine. She is represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York, New York. She lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.