Behrmann studied Fine Art under Bill Ainslie at the Johannesburg Art Foundation. She combines painting with a career as a filmmaker, concentrating on research for feature films and documentaries. In recent years, she has worked on film installations for museums, which comfortably connects both of her worlds: film and art.
In recent years she has been involved in theatre productions for the Handspring Puppet Company and William Kentridge’s video installations. She has been involved in the film archive for William Kentridge’s opera production of Shostakovich’s The Nose. Additional projects include assisting Angus Gibson on video installations for the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, the Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto and various other corporate installations.
Behrmann was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 1988 and due to serious medical complications between 1994 and 1997 she did little painting and concentrated on filmmaking instead. She now regards herself as “stabilised and replaced with good spare parts”. Behrmann energetically participates in group exhibitions and private commissions. In 2009, Behrmann had her first solo exhibition since 1993 at David Krut Projects where she exhibited paintings, drawings and artist’s books.