Dušan Kirbiš was born in 1953. From 1973 to 1978 he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He has done his postgraduate studies in painting and printmaking from 1978 - 1982. He was living in Berlin from 1986 - 1990 (DAAD fellowship), then he spent a year in New York. He is professor at the Faculty of natural Sciences, University of Ljubljana.