Brittney Hofer
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2019–20
Art and Art History

Brittney Hofer is a second year MFA candidate in Sculpture and Post Studio Practices at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her BFA at the University of Montana Missoula in 2016, with a focus in sculpture and a minor in Art History. Her interdisciplinary work looks at the sensory and cultural ways humans interact with the land and components of exchange within this relationship. Hofer uses the body as a tool of research in order to gain insights into our sensory capabilities and the role they play in the orientation of self within place. By utilizing agrarian objects such as cattle guards, dirt roads, and barbed wire fences, Hofer investigates the overlaps between western music making and land use in western expansion. She explores how lines and borders created within these practices have dictated humans' interactions with the environment, both physically and audibly.