Stefan Esterbauer (b. 1978) is from Burghausen, Germany, and lives and works in Austria. He studied at the Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt Hallstatt, the Art Academy in Athens, and the University of Art and Design Linz. He has been teaching sculpture at the HTBLA Hallstatt since 2008, becoming the Head of the Sculpture Department in 2013. He is a member of the Innviertler Künstlergilde / Ars-Communicat. In 2012, he received the Atelierhaus Salzamt studio grant, and in 2009, the WKO scholarship artist-in-residence. Stefan Esterbauer has exhibited in Austria and Switzerland, both solo and in group shows. He has taken part in over 40 sculpture symposiums around the world.