Sophie Derrick

Born: UK, 1984.  Based in Wiltshire

Something and Nothing - Pink #1 & Close To Nothing #7 , Digital print face mounted on Perspex with aluminium backing, with an overlying acrylic paint, 150 × 100 × 4 cm

Something and Nothing - Pink #1 & Close To Nothing #7, Digital print face mounted on Perspex with aluminium backing, with an overlying acrylic paint, 150 × 100 × 4 cm

 
 

Wimbledon College of Arts (MA Fine Art , 2008)

Exploiting the transformative and alchemic properties of painting, photography and sculpture she pushes out the 'self' resulting in a 'self-less' state.  Through her practice, Derrick blanks out and departs from herself, transcending the artist, the woman, becoming 'agender' with the single motive of demonstrating the possibility of reaching a place where we too can be 'other'.

Using her skin as the canvas, Impasto paint is placed sculpturally onto her face, before being rendered flat through digital photography, the image is then re-animated, by thick lashings of paint being applied heavily across the mounted surface

Sophie Derrick's practice is founded on self-portraiture, but her blending of sculptural painting and performative photography, successfully transcends any traditional interpretation.


EDUCATION

2012 MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, UK

2008 BA Hons Fine Art, Leeds University, UK


RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

2019 Selected for the Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize Exhibition

2017 BBC London News, Women In Art Part 2

2016 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts

Shortlisted for BP Portrait Award

2015 Fyfe, Solace Music Video & Album Cover (https://bit.ly/1AaWCXZ)

2011 Nailphilia collaboration with Sophie Harris-Greenslade

2010 Signature Art Prize, Painting Prize Winner

2009 Best of UK Competition

2008 Boundary Gallery Prize for Figurative Art


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018/19 The Space Between, Fitrovia, London, UK

2017 Close to Nothing, Solo Show, London, UK

2015 Shifting States, Solo Show, London, UK

2013 Total Painting, Solo Show, London, UK

2011 Auberbach to the Future, London, UK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Summer Show, London City Island, UK
Bogena Gallery, St Paul de Vence, France

2017 WGSN Futures Summit, London, UK
Portrait 17, London, UK

2016 Portrait 16, London, UK

2011 Nailphila, London, UK


PRESS / PUBLICATIONS

The Times, Wallpaper*, Create! Magazine, Art Maze Magazine, Emboss Magazine, Hedge Magazine, The Guardian, Wired, Chaos Magazine, FAD, The Londonist