Sophie Artemis explores the darkly mysterious and seductive world of fairy tale & folklore within the context of modern attitutes towards love, sensuality and the remembering and telling of stories. She uses peep holes, pop ups and theatrical vistas to draw you into other worlds.
She is Artist in Residence at a high security women's prison in Surrey and has also delivered artist-led workshops to the elderly, people with dementia, blind children and at-risk teenagers seeing the therapeutic effect of working creatively.
Sophie graduated from a Fine Arts degree at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1991 and held her first solo Book Art exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1992. Her work is held in many collections both nationally and internationally including The Tate Library and The National Art Library at the V & A). Recent work has been included in the annual Tutor Showcase 2019, Surrey Open Artist Studios 2017, UWE Bristol- Prisoner’s Books 2016. Prize winner Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize 2013. She has contributed artist pages to The Blue Notebook and The ABYB as well as being part of the UWE’s bookmarks project ‘infiltrating the system #15’.
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