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Sophia Heymans was born in central Minnesota in 1989. Growing up on a family commune, she was homeschooled throughout childhood and became devoted to art-making at an early age. Sophia graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 with a BFA in Painting, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Recent solo and group exhibitions include The Loney Ones, curated by Katelyn Eichwald at Fortnight Institute, New York, NY (2021), Refugia, curated by Amelia Biewald at the Royal Society of American Art in Brooklyn, NY (2020), When a Tree Falls at Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI (2018), and Lay of The Land at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN (2018).