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Sophie Valance

BIOGRAPHY

Sophie Vallance’s practice as a painter is an intense examination of moving through life, a conversation with herself. Encounters from her everyday are re-imagined on her large square canvases, half reality, half fantasy. Her imagery draws heavily on the use of animals, self portraiture, food and scenes based on real events, with the themes within her practice ranging from humorous to darkly sad. She is currently based in Glasgow but has lived in both Berlin and London, allowing her practice to naturally evolve over time, not tied to a particular geographical place but rather tied to life experiences wherever they occur. Her own voice exists between feminist practices, cathartic art making, processes of confession, folklore and storytelling, and ultimately her work is an expression of self reflection as she grows and changes as a person.

EDUCATION

2013-2015 Painting Camberwell College of Arts

2011-2012 Foundation in Art and Design CCW Progression Centre

EXHIBITIONS

2020 ‘Discerning Eye’ Mall Galleries London,

2020 ‘It’s 2020 (For Fucks Sake) Guts Gallery x Soft Punk, London

2020 ‘LIMBO’ Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

2020 ‘Just A Studio’ London, Curated by Elly Stephenson

2020 ‘The Just’ Aleph Contemporary, London

2020 ‘Begin Again’ Guts Gallery,

2020 ‘Anti-Freeze’ Curated by Cassandra Bowes

2020 ‘Even Tigers Need a Rest’ Aleph Contemporary, London

2020 ‘When Shit Hits The Fan’ GUTS Gallery, London

2019 ‘Sophie Vallance X David Esquivel’ Galerie Tracanelli, Grenoble, France

2019 ‘Opening Exhibition’ GUTS Gallery, London

2019 ‘Let Me Try to Explain’ L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2019 ‘Manifest The Future’ Castiglioni, São Paulo, Brazil

2019 ‘Salad Days’, YNGSPC Online Exhibition

2018 ‘They Said I Was Special’, Union Gallery, London

2018 'Predatory Behaviour', T293, Rome, Italy

2018 'Her Presence is Fuel' Mo Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2018‘H E R U S' Berlin, Germany

2018 'Slightly Seared on The Reality Grill' Unit 5 Gallery, London

2017 'Young Contemporary Talent Exhibition' Ingram Collection, London

2017 'PC4PC' 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London

2017 'Mine, Others and Yours' We are BUD, Athens, Greece

2015 'One Potato, Two' Arch Collective, London

2015 '24 Hour Project' GX Gallery, London

2015 'UNIT' CGP/ Cafe Gallery, London

2012 'CCW Foundation Show' CCW Progression Centre, London

2012 'RBA and NADFAS Annual Show' Mall Galleries, London

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2019 L21 Gallery Residency, Spain

2017 Young Contemporary Talent Prize, Ingram Collection (FINALIST)

PRESS

2020 GowithYamo Video Interview

2020 Art Verge Interview

2018 ArtMaze Mag Online Interview

2018 I-D Italy Interview

2018 NERO Magazine

2018 DATEAGLE ART Interview

2018 DATEAGLE ART Studio Visit

2018 ArtMaze Magazine Feature Issue 8

2018 Floorr Magazine Interview

2018 Odeandiefreude Interview

2017 I-D Magazine Interview

2017 Legumes Interview

2017 Und.Athens Review

Artworks