Jens Gussek was born in Glauchau, Germany in 1964. He studied painting and glass at the College of Art and Design, Halle-Burg Giebichenstein and received his MA in 1992. From 1992 – 1994 he continued to further his studies at the College of Art and Design, Hall – Burg Giebichenstein and from 1994 – 2000 was an Assistant Professor for painting and glass. In 1996 Gussek received the DAAD Fellowship to the USA. Currently Jens Gussek is a teaching assistant at the College of Art and Design; he is married and has a son.