Sophie Mackfall is an artist living and working in Birmingham. She is interested in surfaces and the edges of things, both material and immaterial. Starting with the idea of horizon as a spatial constant and her body as a physical constant to work with and against, she uses economical devices such as a clothesline or the fold of an envelope to create paintings that often suggest that they are unfixed; that they might be folded or unfolded, cut up or remade. In this way, one painting may enclose another and can at the same time be several different compositions and sets of relations as it unfolds.
She is a co-director of Stand Assembly, a nomadic artist led project that until July 2022 managed One Thoresby Street, an artist studios and gallery in Nottingham.
Selected recent exhibitions:
Maquette, a project by Robert Moon, No Show Space, London, 2022-23 (group)
All the Living Friends, TACA, Mallorca, Spain, 2022 (group)
‘Y’ Shaped Strokes, end of bursary solo show, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, 2019 (solo)
WHAT YOU DO, I LIKE, Autumn Season Open Weekend, Hospitalfield, Arbroath, Scotland, 2018 (group)
Simon Buckley and Othmar Farre present: FOUNDATION PAINTING SHOW, British Heart Foundation, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow, 2018 (group)
We Eat and Drink and Sit by Fires, NEW STUDIO, London, 2015 (solo)
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London and Bluecoat Gallery, The Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, 2016-17. (group)
What's it going to be?, Sid Motion Gallery, London, 2016 (group)
The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015 (group)
Selected recent residencies and bursaries:
PADA, Lisbon, Autumn 2021
Bloomberg New Contemporaries studio bursary, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, 2018-2019