Uta Hünniger was born in 1954 in Weimar (Thuringia). From 1977 to 1982 she studied graphic art at the Weissensee University of the Arts in East Berlin. In the 1980s she lived as a freelance artist in Prenzlauer Berg in East Berlin and ran an open studio under the name Galerie Viola Blum. In 1988 she moved to West Berlin and in 1996 to Erfurt, where she opened a school of drawing. Hünniger received several working scholarships from the State of Thuringia, and in 2021 was awarded a scholarship of the German Association of Artists. Hünniger lives and works in Erfurt (Thuringia).