In 1995 in a politically unstable Karachi, Pakistan, Sophia Sattar was a young student, at the first of its kind art school, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. Pursuing her BFA in painting and a minor in printmaking. Stopped at gun point at night and followed by thugs in her own street in the middle of day, she who had a promising art career there. Decided to leave the country to take her art career elsewhere. Sophia had been featured in the Herald and Extra magazine and in numerous newspapers in Pakistan by renowned art critic, Marjorie Hussain.
Her marriage brought her to America, and after 10 years of a blissful life and as a mother of three, she took up her MFA at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Followed by her first solo exhibition at the Atelier Gallery in San Francisco in May, 2013. Which culminated with her almost sold out show and being awarded the Emerging Artist. Thus, landing her first appearance in the American Art Collectors and Islamic Art magazine the same year.
She is the force behind the Annual Muslim Artists Night, at the local Islamic center, in San Ramon. She has been an ambassador of Muslimah: Art and Voices at the International Museum of Women, San Francisco. She also teaches art at the Danville community center. Published in Stanford Journal of Asian-American Studies, 2014 and coverage by KALW, “cross-currents”, a local radio station, in Oakland, she continues to bring goodwill between her culture and the West.