Sophie Kuijken was born in Bruges (Belgium) in 1965. She lives and works near Leuven (Belgium).

The artist graduated in 1988 from the Academy of Ghent (K.A.S.K) in Belgium.

Since 2011, she has had important solo exhibitions such as Picture this at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle (Belgium, 2011), but also five times at the Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Brussels (Belgium, 2014, 2016 and 2017, 2020 and 2021), at the Cultural Center of Maasmechelen (Belgium, 2015), as well as a solo show at Art Brussels on the gallery's stand (Belgium, 2015).

Sophie Kuijken has also participated in significant group exhibitions with Dries van Noten - Inspirations at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris (France, 2014), Vestige at the Fondation Francès in Senlis (France, 2014), at the Maison Belge in Cologne (Germany, 2014), Le portrait bourgeois at the Musée communal des beaux-arts d'Ixelles in Brussels (Belgium, 2016).

Sophie Kuijken's work can be found in numerous international private and institutional collections. The first monograph devoted to the artist's work was published in March 2017.

Sophie Kuijken is represented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels, since 2014.