Born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sophiya attended the National College of Arts (NCA) Lahore, where she selected Printmaking as her field of choice. She went on to pursue a MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) that she attended on a Fulbright scholarship awarded in 2005.
Sophiya was selected to represent Pakistan for UNESCO's art program held in Andorra in 2012. She is also the recipient of the 2013 ERR residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, NM, USA and a grant recipient or a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2016. She has also been selected for Art Dubai's CAD Core program for both the 4.0 and 5.0 editions consecutively.
Sophiya lives between Dubai and Pakistan, where she is the founding partner and Managing Director of a design and marketing agency with offices in both countries.
Her art work is represented by the the Cade Tompkins Projects in the US. More information on her work can be found at www.cadetompkins.com