Sophie Coe

Sophie Coe

London, London, United Kingdom

About Sophie Coe

British artist & architect based in London. I find inspiration from my environment, past and present, some of this draws from time living in Asia and Australia.

My work seeks to interpret the essentiality beyond the purely visual, with a curiosity in how memory can focus this, filter it, and how individuals with the same visual experience can come away with such different visual memories of it. The process of creating allows an idea to expand and distil again as a concept, with images often becoming abstract and calm in the process. My figurative work is quicker, it seeks to capture the substance of the pose, be that weight, tension, movement, form or emotion - the life within it.

Education

The Slade, Summer Foundation in Fine Art. 2007
Oxford Brookes University, Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 1995
Oxford Brookes University, Bachelor of Arts (Architecture), 1992
Bournemouth College of Art and Design, Diploma in Art & Design, 1998

Exhibitions

2018 Tricks of the Light, Riverside Gallery, London
2017 Open House, Orleans House Gallery, London
2017 A Personal Portrait, Riverside Gallery, London
2015 Reflections, The Chapel, London
2015 Untitled, Staffords Gallery, London
2012 Memory, The Chapel, London
2009 Made (2009), Morley Gallery, London
2006-07 Andrew Crawford Gallery, Sydney
2005-07 Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay. Australia
2007 XO Gallery, Kingscliff. Australia

Works held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, America, Brussels, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Commercial Projects include artwork supplied for the multi award winning ‘Artisan London’ development in Fitzrovia by Rolph Judd and Dukelease.