Mika Sperling was born in Norilsk, Russia. She grew up in Germany, in a family of ten.
Her artistic endeavors have been primarily biographical in which she combines the two cultures that have constituted her upbringing.
“Brothers and Sisters” was among the Finalists of the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2015 and won the European Photography Award in 2016. The same year Mika received a Fulbright and DAAD scholarship to pursue her Master studies in the U.S and recently graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a MFA in Studio Art. She is currently based in Berkeley, CA