Sigrid Rothe was born in Hamburg.
After her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, she initially devoted herself to fashion photography and advertising. At the same time, portraits were created again and again. by Annie Leibowitz, Martin Kippenberger, Paul Auster, Marina Abramovic. Rothe's works have been shown in numerous galleries around the world.
In the 2000s she had several teaching assignments and gave various workshops at art colleges in America and Germany.
Rothe lived in New York for 30 years, but also traveled a lot, to China, Israel and Japan. Her photo series "Tihar" was created in Nepal.
She has been living and working in Berlin since 2016.