Igor Banfi was born in 1973 in Murska Sobota. He studied at the Academy of arts in Ljubljana (major: painting) where he graduated in 1997, in the class of prof. Andrej Jemec. He finished the studies in 2000, under the mentorship of prof. Lojze Logar. He is a member of the Slovenian Association of artists of Prekmurje and Prlekija and The Slovenian Association of Fine Arts Societies. He lives and works in Ljubljana and Murska Sobota.