About

Sophy King works in both the urban landscape and the natural world.  Site-specific permanent public art installations are approached with integrated social, ecological and historic research.  Her large-scale Public Artworks can be seen in London, Cornwall and Leeds.  Looking for a deeper understanding of environmental systems, processes and phenomena in relationship to social concerns and regeneration, her work is concerned with the relationship between people and their environment.  Participatory work involves temporary events and installations that allow people to inhabit artwork and make connections to their space and each other.

RESIDENCY

2016                 I-Park Foundation, Connecticut, USA, Environmental Art Residency

AWARDS

2006                 LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE AWARD           L. Arch. GDip Exhibition, MMU      

2005                 BRONZE MEDAL                                         Show Garden RHS Tatton Park

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

2016                 Birds of Passage                             RSPB Sculpture Trail, Fairhaven Lake

2015                 Reach Art Project                            Designs for Lytham St Annes Promenade

2014                 Reach Art project                             Community Engagement Program

2013                 Our Museum                                    Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Participatory artwork

2012                 Allery Gallery                                   Co-curator: pop-up gallery, Manchester

2010-11            Landscaping and Murals                  Stockport Women’s Aid, communal gardens

2007-8             Landscape Architect                          Stephen Martlew Landscape Architecture

2003                D.N.A                                                 Nuffield Hospital; public artwork

2000                Wave                                                 Saltash, Cornwall; public artwork

1998                Sundial                                              Mile End, London; public artwork

EDUCATION

2007                 BLA Landscape Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University

2006                 Graduate Diploma (Landscape Architecture) MMU

1994                 Glass Technology, International Glass Centre, Stourbridge

1992                 BA(Hons) 3D Design (wood,metal,ceramics,glass) Manchester Polytechnic      

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017                 MONO                                                            PS Mirabel, Manchester

2015                 MANIFEST                                                     ArtWork Atelier, Manchester

2012                 ALLERY GALLERY                                      Pop-Up Gallery, Manchester

2008                 BIG GREEN WEEKEND                             Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

2003                 ART OUTSIDE                                              Windsor Great Park, Surrey

2001                 FRESH AIR 2001                                         Quenington Sculpture Trust, Glos.

1999                 FIELD                                                             Martello St. Studios, Hackney

1998                 WHITECHAPEL OPEN                               SPACE Studios group exhibition

1996                 NEUES GLAS                                             KITO Art Gallery, Bremen, Germany

1995                 NEW CONTEMPORARIES                        Taipan, Taiwan

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