Christa Mayrhofer was born in Upper Austria in 1956. Initially, she studied piano in Linz, subsequently she attended the artschool until 1993. From 1993 to 1996 she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna at Prof. Gunter Damisch. Since 1993 she has dedicated herself to the high pressure medium. The artist lives and works in Linz. Christa Mayrhofer focuses on large sized, multicolored unique high prints and therefore makes use of handmade Nepal Paper. In a very unique working process where she uses sketches, her works arise by compressing uniquely colored woodblocks.