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 visual artists 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 visit 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.


The figurative representation appears playful as well as critical in the foreground of Regine Kafeders' work. She deliberately concerns the figurine of costume design and combines design principles with historical, fictional and contemporary content. She unites contrariety formally and thematically into a whole and underscores this harmony with bright colors which she finds in nature and architecture. Precisely constructed lines and rough brush strokes establish esthetics of the imperfect.