David Hoffos was born in Montreal. He continued his education in Australia and Alberta, earning a BFA with Great Distinction from the University of Lethbridge in 1994. He is the recipient of grants awarded by The Banff Centre Studio Residency Program, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2002 he was awarded a Sobey Prize. His work has been exhibited across Canada, and in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and the USA.