Sophia Shiyan was born in 2002 in Moscow. She educates in the British International School of Moscow and deeply studies history of Art. Sophia began drawing from early age, using different techniques and moved onto the technique of oil painting by herself. Sophia works together with established artist Ashot Kirakosyan. Within her favourite artists there are Ilya Mashkov, Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse. Still life and landscapes from life make up the base of her working. Sophia is also interested in miniatures and runs a Youtube channel of her own.

Sophia Florence Biennale 2