Soffía Sæmundsdóttir has been active in the Icelandic art scene for the past decade. She studied art at the Icelandic School of Fine Arts and Crafts 1987-1991 and completed a Master's degree in painting from Mills College in Oakland, California 2001-2003. She has held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions at home and abroad. Her work has been shown widely in Europe and North America. Soffía has enjoyed a studio stay at Leighton Studios in Banff Center in Canada and at Skriðuklaustur in Gunnarsstofa. She has received numerous accolades for her art, including the Muggs Travel and Residence Fund, the Jay De Fao Award (2003) and the Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award (2004) taught at the eponymous institutions. She won the 2000 Winsor and Newton International Painting Competition. Her works are owned by numerous public bodies and institutions. She is a member of SÍM and the company Íslensk grafík, where she is on the board and exhibition committee.