Oliver Dorfer was born on October 16th 1963 in Linz. He was awarded the Talent Promotion Prize of the Province of Upper Austria, the 3rd prize in the Römerquelle Art Competition, the City of Linz's Prize for Fine Arts, the Bauholding Award for Fine Arts, and the Vienna Capital Award at the 26th Austrian Graphic Arts Competition. Dorfer is a member of the artist association MAERZ, as well as in the artist group K5, which he founded together with Anatole Ak, Robert Mittringer, Alexander Netusil, and Reinhold Rebhandl. His oeuvre includes drawings, paintings, sculptures, and printing techniques, such as lithography and carbon round printing. Oliver Dorfer lives and works as an autodidact in Linz.