sophie coe

About me

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.


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, Diploma in Art & Design, 1988

Selected exhibitions:

2018 Tricks of the Light, Riverside Gallery, London

2017 A Personal Portrait, Riverside Gallery, London

2017 Open House, Orleans House Gallery, London

2015 Reflections, The Chapel, London

2015 Untitled, Staffords Gallery, London

2012 Memory, The Chapel, London

2009 Made (2009), Morley Gallery, London

2006-2007 Andrew Crawford Gallery, Sydney

2005-2007 Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia

2006 XO Gallery, Kingscliff, Australia

Works held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Brussels, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Commercial projects include artwork supplied for the multi award winning 'ArtisanLondon' development in Fitzrovia by Rolph Judd and Dukelease.

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