Born in Soviet Armenia, the artist migrated to the United States at the age of five. At 19, she left Fresno for Los Angeles to study fashion design and illustration. She worked as an illustrator for several years in advertising for a Los Angeles-based fashion company as well as working as a freelance illustrator for fashion and costume designers. In the late '80s, she followed a career path in the sciences and worked in the environmental field for over ten years. Before returning to Fresno from Los Angeles, she received an A.A. from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise; a B.A. in Chemistry; and an M.Sc. in Environmental Science. After starting a family, she re-entered the art field and received an MA in Arts and Design with distinction and the outstanding thesis award from the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State University. Her work focused on medieval art in the Near East and Byzantium. Her research was presented at numerous national conferences, including the College Art Association 2010 Chicago Conference. In 2013, she received a grant from the Puffin Foundation to support the inaugural exhibition of her latest body of work called "Repatriation and Deception," which responds to questions of political propaganda, homeland, and personal desires of fulfillment and hope. Antaramian Hofman has presented her research on the repatriation nationally, and in London and Oxford in United Kingdom. Her work is represented by Fig Tree Gallery in Fresno, California.