Brandi Hofer was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in 1986. She studied in Red Deer, Alberta, at Red Deer College from 2004 – 2006 before transferring to the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008.
Hofer has worked in several art media including: Drawing, printmaking, and painting, with oils, acrylics encaustic, mixed media and watercolors.
Hofer has long focused on female portraits and has explored themes of objectification, fetishism, the emotional self, and the female psyche.
Since becaming a mother in 2014 Hofer has been involving her children in her painting process, creating a 44-piece series with her then 2-year-old son.