Sophia Ruppert earned an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a BFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums including the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, Louisiana, The Virago in Contemporary Art and Adornment in Seattle, Washington, Art St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri, the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford Illinois. Her notable awards include the Dan and Barbara Creative Achievement Award, the Vreeland Award, the Othmer Fellowship, the Provost Scholarship, and the Cedar Point Residency Scholarship. In 2020, she received the Mayors Art Award from the Kimmel Foundation for the arts. She currently lives and works in Lincoln, Nebraska.