Wade Hoefer was born in Long Beach, California and has most recently lived and worked in Healdsburg, California. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. From 1992 to 1994 he was Artist-in- Residence at the Experimental Workshop in San Francisco. In 1997 he was Artist-in-Residence at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has taught Advanced Painting and Life Drawing at the San Francisco Academy of Art. In 1988 he lead a Graduate Painting Seminar at the San Francisco Art Institute and a Graduate Seminar in Advances Painting at the San Francisco Academy of Art.