Annette Krisper-Bešlić was born in 1949 in Leipzig. From 1967 she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, graduating in 1972. Until 1996 she worked under the name Annette Peuker-Krisper. From 1981 to 2014 she taught at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Arts in Halle (Saale), and from 1994 as professor of visual arts foundation studies, painting and graphic art. Krisper-Bešlić lives and works in Leipzig.