Hofshi was born in Kibbutz Matzuva, Israel in 1959. She lives and works in Herzliya following nearly a decade of living and working in the United States after attending the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for painting and printmaking. Previously, she studied at the Newi Bloomfield Academy of Design in Haifa and later went on to receive her MA in Arts from Leeds University in the United Kingdom.
For nearly 20 years, Hofshi has made printmaking and process-based print installations her primary media, exhibiting large-scale sculptural woodcut pine panels alongside works on paper. Balancing the intimacy of the hand in woodcut printmaking with the ambitious scale of her works allows her work to embody many contradictions and unique tensions. Her rugged landscapes, both wild and human, evoke the sublime awe of nature and the aftermath of war. Hofshi’s works feel both resilient and meditative, calling for reflection that transcends national and sectarian boundaries.
The artist has exhibited in many museums and art centers internationally including a 2006 solo exhibition at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; List Gallery, Swarthmore College, PA; Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina; the Philagrafika 2010 Festival at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; The Open Museum, Israel; the Print Center, Philadelphia; the Royal Academy of Arts Museum, London; and the International Print Center, New York. Her work is in such collections as The Israel Museum, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Hofshi has received numerous awards for her work including the Prize for Outstanding Quality in Contemporary Israeli Art from the Ministry of Science and Culture of Israel in 2006.