Born in a small German town called Göttingen, Lia Kentzler started drawing and playing basketball at a young age, and she considers both as her passions to this day. Using a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, she got a scholarship to study in Canada. During Covid, she had a lot of time reflecting and using art as her creative outlet. Encouraged by her friends, she created more artwork and posted them on social media. Her art expresses hints of African culture from her roots being half Togolese and half Iranian.