Sophie Purchase (b.1993)
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

 

Education:
Contemporary Art Theory MA, Edinburgh College of Art (Present)
BA Fine Art (Hons): First class, Norwich University of the Arts (2012-15)
Foundation Diploma in Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts (2011-12) 

 

Residencies:

WOMPspace's (S)paces (O)pportunities (F)or (A)rtists Programme (Forthcoming)

 

Selected exhibitions and projects:

2020

SQUEEZE IT!, co-curator and contributor, online project

So far, so far, An online exhibition of work in progress, WOMPspace, Sheffield

2019
Featured in WOTISART
2018
OUTPOST Studios: Studio Holder Show, OUTPOST Studios, Norwich
2017
We Came Here To Conquer, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich
Pavilion of the Senses, curated by Megan Ryder, Norwich Market Place
OUTPOST Studios: Studio Holder Show, OUTPOST Studios, Norwich
The great anxiety of our times, Anteros Arts, Norwich
2016
Takeaway Art, The Barbershop, Norwich
British Art Show 8 Takeover, Norwich University of the Arts
2015
Impression: NUA Degree Show , Norwich University of the Arts
Turn off the bright light, collaboration with Jade Jamean Lees and Aaron Griffins, Norwich
Dialogues 2015: Speculative Matters, Norwich University of the Arts
Through the Other, collaboration with Sammy Coles, Norwich University of the Arts
2014
Nothing is happening, in fact, collaboration with Esme Harris, Norwich University of the Arts
Fabrication: Fashion and Fine Art Collaboration, Norwich University of the Arts 

 

Other:
OUTPOST Gallery and Studios, Trustee (March 2019-present)
OUTPOST Steering Committee, Chair (Oct 2016-Mar 2019)
Guest speaker at Strategies, Norwich University of the Arts (on behalf of OUTPOST Gallery), 2017
Guest speaker at Creative Workplace Symposium curated by originalprojects (on behalf of OUTPOST Gallery), 2017

Commissions and awards:
Recipient of Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Scholarship, 2019
We Came Here To Conquer , Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery commission, 2016

Email: sophiepurchase1@gmail.com
ig: @sophiepurchaseart

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