Born 1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Holzer received a BA from Ohio University in Athens (1972); an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (1977); and honorary doctorates from the University of Ohio (1993), the Rhode Island School of Design (2003), and New School University, New York (2005).
1980, 1985 Recipient of the Artist’s Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1983 Participant in the Creative Artists in Public Service Program, New York State Council on the Arts
1990 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
1998 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
2008 Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008