Sonia Almeida was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She received her MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL) in 2006 and BA from the University of Lisbon.
She is the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Artist Fellowship Massachusetts Cultural Council and the James and Audrey Foster Prize.
Recent solo exhibitions include cupping the hand behind the ear at Simone Subal Gallery in NYC and Forward, Play, Pause at the MIT Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA.
Her work is included in the DD Collection -Dimitris Daskalopoulos, the Serralves Foundation, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, amongst others.
She lives in Boston and currently teaches at Brandeis University, Bard College and is represented by Simone Subal Gallery in NYC.