Gregor-Torsten Kozik was born Gregor-Torsten Schade in Hildburghausen (Thuringia) in 1948. From 1967 until 1972 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. In 1974 he moved to Karl-Marx-Stadt (today Chemnitz) and with Thomas Ranft founded the artists’ duo Berghaeusler. Working with Carlfriedrich Claus and Michael Morgner the artists’ cooperative gallery Clara Mosch was opened. Kozik lives and works near Chemnitz (Saxony).