Dieter Balzer was born in 1958 in Neuhofen, Germany. From 1977 to 1978 he studied philosophy and art history at the University of Heidelberg. One year later he went for four years to the College of Art in Chesterfield, Great Britain. Since 1984 he lives as a freelance artist in Berlin. There are periodically exhibitions showing his art worldwide, especially in Germany and the USA.