Sophie Lee

Sophie Lee (b.1987) is a British artist living in Manchester. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and Europe, including her solo exhibition ‘Any Structured Pattern’ at Progr, Bern, Switzerland (2014), group shows with OutsiderXchanges; BALTIC, Gateshead (2016) and The Manchester Contemporary (2016). Solo exhibition ‘Make Place’ at ArtWork Atelier, Salford (2017) and group show ‘Did you see them?’ at SIM House Reykjavik (2015). Lee has undertaken artist residencies in Finland, Iceland and the UK.

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 BALTIC.

In 2017 Lee completed her Arts Council England Grants for the Arts funded project ‘Make Place’, gaining a deeper understanding in her interests surrounding architecture and the psychology of the domestic space. This research project culminated with a solo exhibition at ArtWork Atelier in Salford, UK.


Sophie Lee lives and works in Manchester, UK
Represented by Mark Devereux Projects


BA Photography (First Class Honours) Manchester School of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Make Place, ArtWork Atelier, Salford, UK
Any Structured Pattern, solo show, Gallerie 3000, The Progr, Bern, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibitions

Water, International video screening, Old Fabrics Building, Connecticut, USA
OutsiderXchanges Thursday Late, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
OutsiderXchanges, Exhibition & Symposium, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK
Llandada, Freehaus, Culture Action Llandudno, Llandudno, UK
OutsiderXchanges, The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, UK
Space & Place, Left Bank Leeds, Leeds, UK
Footnote, Grosvenor Building, Manchester School of Art, Manchester, UK
StudioBook, ArtWork Atelier, Salford, UK
Did you see them?, SIM House, Reykjavik, Iceland
Loose Space, Vienna, Austria
Arteles Summer Exhibition, Hirvitalo Center of Contemporary Art, Finland
The Reading Room, Counter Culture Club, 2022nq, Manchester, UK
Regrouping, Workstation, Sheffield, UK
Contemporary Manchester, Russian National Library, St Petersburg, Russia
Doverodde Book Arts Festival and Symposium, Udkant, Doverodde, Denmark
6 Inch Cube, group show, South Square Gallery, Bradford, UK
International Contemporary Art Book Fair, Leeds, UK
Manchester Artist Book Fair, Manchester, UK

Awards, Grants & Residencies

Arts Council England Grants for the Arts: Make Place
SIM Artist Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
Arteles Creative Center, Residency,  Haukijarvi, Finland
BLANKSPACE Gallery: The Title Art Prize, People’s Choice Award
Hotbed Press, Residency, Salford, UK


Bibliotherapy Artists’ Book Library, UK
Manchester School of Art, UK
Doverodde Book Arts Center, Denmark
Private Collection, London, UK