After studying printmaking from the National College of Arts Lahore, Sophiya attended the Rhode Island School of Design on a Fulbright scholarship for her MFA. Sophiya taught printmaking at her alma mater, National College of Arts as an Assistant Professor for a number of years while simultaneously producing and exhibiting her own studio work.

Sophiya’s work can be found at the RISD Museum, UNESCO, Yale University Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Duoro Biennial Printmaking collection and in numerous private collections both in the US and Pakistan. Her work is represented by the Cade Tompkins Projects in Rhode Island, USA.