Sophie Lee

Sophie Lee is interested in social structures and the roles we assume within them. Through research-led practice she considers and investigates themes of domesticity, education and ritual. Building fractured narratives through the construction of place, character and action, she examines frameworks that have the potential to support or confine the shaping of our identities.
Working predominately with photography, video and installation, Lee explores both physical and emotional space with an interest in the psychological impact of environment. Fascinated by the stories we tell to make sense of the world and the self, she creates reflective spaces where fictions are able to evolve, focussing on the passing of time and promise of discovery.
Sophie Lee (b.1987) is a British artist based in Manchester. Graduating with First Class Honours from the Manchester School of Art in 2010, she has gone on to work as an artist and educator. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and Europe, including her solo exhibitions: ‘Make Place’ at ArtWork Atelier, Salford (2018) and ‘Any Structured Pattern’ at Progr, Bern, Switzerland (2014), group shows with OutsiderXchanges; BALTIC, Gateshead (2016) and The Manchester Contemporary (2016), ‘Loose Space’, Vienna, Austria (2015) and at SIM House Reykjavik (2015). Lee has undertaken artist residencies in Finland, Iceland and the UK.
Recent commissioned work includes ‘From not knowing to knowing’ (2016) a video work made for ‘Freehaus’ Culture Action Llandudno, Wales. She has artist books in Doverodde artist book collection and photographic work in both private collections and the Manchester School of Art. Lee has worked on a number of projects both collaboratively and independently most recently OutsiderXchanges, a project in partnership with Venture Arts, Castlefield Gallery and BALT IC.