Francois Ilnseher was born in Biel, Switzerland. He started his formal education in visual arts under the tutelage of Diane Lidchi in Johannesburg, South Africa. After he moved to New York, he continued his education at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Student League. He worked with a variety of media, but his special interest is in photography and collage. His professional collaboration with such cellebrated photographers as Hiro, Horst, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and others continues to have a lasting influence on his work.

His work was exhibited in New York, Beacon, Miami, Amsterdam, Berlin, Johannesburg and Zurich.

He is represented by Gallery Molly Krom in New York and Berlin. He lives and works in NYC.