Corinna was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1942. She attended Rudolf-Steiner School 1949-1961 and studied with her father, the visual artist Pit von Frihling.
In 1966 she became journeyman in ceramics. 1966-68 she studied in ceramics, graphics and general education in Kiel, Germany.
She moved in 1968 to the island of Foehr and in 1972 together with her husband Walter Schroeder they founded a Painting School and in 1989 an international gallery.
Corinna worked also as curator and a lecturer and was co-organizer of 'Kleinkunstveranstaltungen' (small performances and readings) and Irish Nights as well as a curator of many exhibitions on the isle of Foehr and other parts of Germany and later on in Ireland.
Her work has been shown at numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe and Canada. They are held in many private collections as well as in “The American Biennial Exhibition Research Archives”, Iowa USA. She received also several awards in Germany.
In 2011 Corinna published APHORISMS – Aphorisms and Wood Engravings, Doolin, Clare, Ireland; in 2016 ES WAR ALS HATT DER HIMMEL (It Was Like Heavens Glimmer) 32 Angel Collages by Pit von Frihling at 'tredition.de', Hamburg, Germany; in 2017 SKETCHES from sessions at The Roadside Tavern Lisdoonvarna 1998-2003 by Walter Schroeder at 'tredition.co.uk', Hamburg, Germany, book of the month November 2017 at 'tredition'; in 2019 SKETCHES from sessions at O’Connor’s Doolin 1993-2003 by Walter Schroeder at 'tredition.co.uk', Hamburg, Germany; in 2020 SKETCHES from sessions at McGann’s Doolin 1998-2003 by Walter Schroeder at 'tredition.co.uk', Hamburg, Germany, book of the month March 2020 at 'tredition'; in 2020 Aphorisms and Wood Engravings at 'tredition.co.uk', Hamburg, Germany, book of the month August UK 2020 at 'tredition'.
For many years now Corinna has lived and worked in Doolin, County Clare, Ireland. She is a member of 'Visual Artists Ireland', was a member of 'Doolin Artists' (2000-2005), a loose group of artists out of that area, and became a member of 'Lismorahaun Singers' in 2004.