Gloria Brand was born in Teschen (today Cieszyn, Poland) in 1943. She grew up in Hesse and studied at the University of Design in Offenbach from 1960 to 1965. After a one-year stay in the USA, she worked from 1966 to 1968 as a set and stage design assistant at the Städtische Bühnen in Frankfurt am Main. Since 1970 she has been working as a freelance artist. Her awards include the Eisenturm Prize of Mainz and her appointment as a member of the Darmstädter Sezession. Brand lives and works in Buchschlag/Dreieich (Hesse).