Iris Bodemer studied at the Vocational College for Design, Jewellery and Utensils and the College of Design in Psforzheim, Germany, and completed her graduate studies at the Sandberg Insitute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her work has been featured in many solo exhibitions at jewelry galleries around the world, including the Galerie Marzee in the Netherlands, and the Jewelers’ Werk Gallery in Washington D.C. The China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, the Marzee Collection, the Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam are among the institutions that have collected her work. She has received prizes for her jewelry, including the Herbert Hofmann Prize, and the Marzee Prize. She is currently teaching at the Vocational College for Design, Jewellery and Utensils, and has previously taught at SUNY, New Paltz, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, and at Pforzheim University.