Katrin Alvarez was born in Güstrow (Mecklenburg). She is a studied lawyer, spent two years as a volunteer journalist and published satirical poems and a novel.Katrin Alvarez exhibited in Israel, Switzerland, Canada, Italy, Austria, France and in the United States. 2007 Alvarez won the Allan Edwards Award of the Federation of Canadian Painters (SFCA) in Vancouver. 2011 one of Alvarez's paintings was chosen to hang in the „Phantasten Museum Wien“ (New Fantastic Art Museum in Vienna). 2012 Alvarez was awarded the Grande Médaille d'Or M.C.A. Cannes-Azur (Le Monde de la Culture et des Arts) and the Leonardo Prize (Painting) at the Chianciano Art Award 2012.