Ursula Strozynski was born in 1954 in Dingelstädt near Eichsfeld (Thuringia). From 1972 to 1976 she studied architecture at the Technical University in Dresden and then worked as an architect in East Berlin. Since 1977 she has been a freelance painter and graphic artist, and took part in the Art Exhibition of the GDR in Dresden in 1982. Until 2012 she taught at the Marburg Summer Academy. Strozynski lives and works in Berlin.