Soumya Netrabile was born in Bangalore, India and emigrated to the U.S. with her parents when she was 7 years old. She first studied at Rutgers University, College of Engineering and then later at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Netrabile lives and works in Chicago, and is represented by Andrew Rafacz. She has shown work with Rachel Uffner, Part 2, The Journal, Andrew Rafacz, Anat Ebgi, and Karma. Her paintings are included in national and international collections.