Manfred Erjautz was born in Graz (Styria), Austria in 1966. From 1980 to 1985 he graduated from the class for sculptural design with Heribert Nothnagel at the Höhere technische Bundeslehranstalt (Ortweinschule) in Graz. From 1985 to 1990 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Bruno Gironcoli. In 1999 he was awarded the Otto Mauer Prize. In 2008, he was awarded the Humanic Prize in the framework of the Styrian State Promotion Prize. He is a member of the Wiener Secession and Forum Stadtpark. Manfred Erjautz lives and works in Vienna.