Lia Kim Farnsworth was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised there as well as Seoul, South Korea. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2009 with a BA in Visual Arts: Painting/Drawing and a BS in Physiology and Developmental Biology. After doing Teach For America in New Haven, Connecticut, she moved to Brooklyn, New York and helped found a charter elementary school. She is an MFA Fine Arts candidate in New Forms at Pratt Institute and a recipient of the Rogalski Scholarship. Lia currently lives and works in Brooklyn.