Born in Lutsk, Ukraine and raised in Sydney, Australia, Sophia settled in Edmonton in 1976. Sophia is a landscape artist, who first studied to become a nurse. While pursuing a career in nursing she attended the Sydney Technical College in Australia to study Composition and Design. Other art related studies were conducted at the Edmonton Art Gallery, Grant MacEwan Community College, and at the Alberta Culture Art Series in Red Deer.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.