Sophia Sattar was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She graduated in 1995 from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, receiving her bachelors in Fine Arts in painting and a minor in printmaking. With her thesis work on the Deans list, she was the first student to work as an art teacher at her college. She continued to exhibit in Lahore and Karachi, the two largest cities in Pakistan,with other women artists. Sophia has been featured in the Herald and Extra magazine in Pakistan. She worked as a theater actor, with Tehreek-e-Niswan ( woman's forum) projecting issues concerning women of her country.
She is has earned her MFA in the graduate school of painting at the Academy of Art University in 2012. Her work has been selected as part of the Student Outreach Program by the De Young Museum. She was also part of the Salon and Spring Show at the Academy.
Sophia will be featured in the Emerging art series at the Academy and in the American Collectors Art Magazine, in the May Issue 2013. She will have her first solo exhibit at 79 New Montgomery at the Atelier Gallery in San Francisco in May2013.In her community she has worked as a stage designer for Mashal, an annual Pakistani cultural show and the force behind the annual Muslim Artists Night at the local Islamic center. She has also been commissioned by the Interfaith Society of St. Isidore Church in Danville. She is a member of Alamo Danville Arts Society and hopes to work in the art world as an ambassador for her community and to bring goodwill.