Sepp Auer was born in Braunau am Inn in 1939. In 1961 he passed the master craftsman's examination as a locksmith. From 1975 to 2004 he taught at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, where he was interim head of the master class for sculpture from 1994 to 1997. From 2001 to 2003 he worked at the Municipality of Linz as a curator and from 2007 to 2010 in the artistic field at the Federal Real Estate Company. Sepp Auer lives and works in Vienna and St. Peter am Hart.