Sophie Bernard was born on 23 June 1948 in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Seine).
She lives and works in Ivry-sur-Seine. After graduating from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, she joined "La Ruche" in 1969, which, after having been built by Jean Eiffel for the 1889 Universal Exhibition, was a place of refuge between the two wars for a number of renowned 20th century artists. There she worked in painting, drawing and sculpture, and created installations inspired by Greek mythology. Some of her works were used in theatre productions. Most of her works will be presented in galleries and will integrate private collections or museums (Arts Modernes de Paris, Musée d'Epinal, Centre Pompidou, Fonds National, Elysée...). Her artistic research and her interest for the history of art, in particular for the Italian Renaissance, lead her in 2011 to reside in Venice, where she creates "Tintoretto messo in scena", an installation inspired by the Tintoretto; she exhibits it at the Scuola San Teodoro in Venice in 2012.