Regine Kafeder was born in 1967 in Judenburg, Austria. She studied scenography and costume design at the University of Arts in Graz, Austria. After earning her master's degree she worked in a stage set workshop in Trieste, Italy, and was continued there in techniques of scene painting by scene painters from the film studios of Cine Cittá, Rome. Since 1992 she has been dedicating herself to the fine arts. Study trips repeatedly led Regine Kafeder repeatedly to Mexico, where she later on also settled down for a period of three years.She moved to Vienna in 1998. Kafeder currently lives and works in Vienna.