Born in Moscow, Russia, Sonia Grineva received her B.A. & M.F.A. from the Stroganov Art Institute, whose faculty has included Kandinsky, Malevich & Rodchenko. Upon her arrival to the United States at age twenty, Grineva continued her studies at the National Academy of Design, New York, where she was awarded a traveling scholarship, granting her the opportunity to study in Florence, Italy, at the British Institute. Grineva has gained an international reputation for her oil and watercolor landscapes & abstract paintings. Her current studio practice is based in New York & Capri, Italy.