Approved: 15.03.2008

Sophie Collier

Editor, Film-maker, Lecturer / academic

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Approved: 15.03.2008

My works typically manifest as videoed narrative parables. When I start a work, I rely on drawing, painting and handmade sculptural construction to find its bones and muscles. Video then allows me to animate my sculptures into story telling props: once sound, time, and movement enter the work it becomes fluent and literate, more co-ordinated and alive. I look to editorial devices such as repetition,

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Biography

My works typically manifest as videoed narrative parables. When I start a work, I rely on drawing, painting and handmade sculptural construction to find its bones and muscles. Video then allows me to animate my sculptures into story telling props: once sound, time, and movement enter the work it becomes fluent and literate, more co-ordinated and alive. I look to editorial devices such as repetition, metaphor, colour and sound manipulation to further punctuate these videoed scenes.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2009 - The Reckoning, Institute of Modern Languages, Wellington College, UK 2008 - Film Screening, Boston Music Rooms, London, UK 2002 - Batbox, Dolphin Gallery, Oxford 2001 - Cotton Woolrus Fields, Ruskin Schools, Oxford Group exhibitions 2012 - ALCA, Old Vic Tunnels, London 2012 - Filmideo, Index Art Center, New York 2012 - Inspiring Matter, Royal College of Art, London 2012 - Interims Show, Lecture Theatre 2, Royal College of Art, London 2012 - System of Objects, Departure Foundation, 55 Gracechurch St, London 2011 - Drawing Show, Sculpture Project Space, RCA, London 2011 - RCA Secrets, Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London 2010 - Rhitzomatic, The Departure Gallery, London 2007 - Fresh Film and Performance Festival, South Hill Park, UK 2002 - Beck's Futures Exhibition, London ICA, London Degree shows 2002 - Some kind of deliciousness, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art Artist talks 2012 - Speaker At Inspiring Matter Conference, Royal College of Art, London Private commissions 2006 - Private Commissions (Ongoing), Various places, International Projects 2012 - Collaborative film: Dodgy Signal (Sophie Collier, Claire Poulter, Richard Wentworth), Testbed Galllery/Howie Street, London 2010 - Collaboration: Red Lion and the Haptic Wolf, Digital Media Centre, South Hill Park 2009 - Collaboration: Reckoning, Institute of Modern Languages, Wellington College, UK Competitions, prizes and awards 2002 - Beck's Futures Film and Video Student Award Prizewinner, ICA, London 2002 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries - shortlisted 2001 - Bullock Art Prize, St. Catherine's College, Oxford Educational experience - tertiary 2014 - MA Fine Art (expected), Royal College of Art, London 2002 - BFA (1st class hons), Ruskin School of Drawing and of Fine Art, Oxford