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Artist based in London, UK


Sophie Cunningham (b. 1992, West Midlands, UK)

Cunningham’s sculptural interventions are a critical exploration of the irrational psychology behind the expediency and disposability of Western shopping habits. In a world of low costs, fast trends and carefully orchestrated return policies, her work interrogates the pervasive ways in which fast-fashion brands embody throwaway attitudes of mass consumption to the detriment of everything else.


Upcoming: Systems at The Seams, The Stone Space Gallery, London, 18 March - 9 April, 2023

Solo Exhibitions

Empty Basket, AirSpace Gallery, 4 Broad Street, Stoke-on-Trent, 17 - 30 August 2020

Selected Group Exhibitions

Baggage Claim, Staffordshire Street Gallery, London,17 February – 5 March 2023

Bottleneck, Hartslane Gallery, London, 9 - 11 February 2023

East London Art Prize Shortlist Exhibition, Nunnery Gallery Bow Arts Trust, London, 20 January – 19 February 2023

Tilt, Collaborative Show with Ali Glover, 310 NXRD, London, 2 - 13 September 2021

Social Fabric, 100 Shandy Street, London, 5 - 6 June 2021

ACCESS, Deptford X, London, 12 - 19 April 2021

Ways & Means, Skelf virtual project space, (online), 22 July – 20 October 2020

Goldsmiths MFA Open Studios, 2 Deptford Church Street, London, 13 - 14 March 2020

INTER(TWINE), Supernormal Gallery, Singapore, 2 February 2018

Beyond The Camera, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China, 19 - 25 September 2015


Gilbert Bayes Award, Royal Society of Sculptors, 2023

East London Art Prize Shortlist, BowArts, 2023

John Kinross Scholarship, Royal Scottish Academy, 2015 


V&A, Guest Speaker for 'Live Conversations: Designed to Make a Difference' 30 June 2021


'Mementos for the Supply Chain’ at MicroActs: 13 Film screening at The Elephant Hotel, London, December 2022

Academic Appointments

Associate Lecturer at UAL, Central St Martins, Foundation Diploma, September 2021 - Present

Visiting Tutor at Birmingham City University, BA (Hons) Photography, September 2021 - Present


Floorr Magazine, Issue 27, Interview by Simek Shropshire, 2021

Autre Magazine, Hyperstitious Garments: A Treatise on Sartorial Immortality, 2022


Hospitalfield, Interdisciplinary Residency, Arbroath, Scotland, May 2018


Goldsmiths, University of London MFA Fine Art, 2019 - 2022

Glasgow School Of Art, BA Fine Art Photography, 2011 – 2015 

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