Artist based in London, UK


Sophie Cunningham (b. 1992, West Midlands, UK) is a London-based artist. She is currently studying MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, after graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2015, where she was awarded the RSA John Kinross Scholarship. Her work has been shown internationally, including the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China (2015). Recent exhibitions include 'Empty Basket' at Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. 


Cunningham makes work that plays with the idiosyncrasies of contemporary consumer culture. Her sculptures and photographs probe the temporary state of goods - particularly clothing, exposing the tensions between the human desire to shop and the pitfalls of mass production.

Solo Exhibitions

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


The Flood, The Grace and Clark Fyffe Gallery, Glasgow, 20 - 22 November 2016


Parade, Curated Performance, Kevingrove Park, Glasgow, 4 May 2015

PIN UP, 78 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Sponsored by Lush Cosmetics, 19 - 21 September 2014

Selected Group Exhibitions


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 (Cancelled due to COVID-19) Installation available to view:

INTER(TWINE), Supernormal Gallery, 101 Desker Rd, Singapore, 2 February 2018


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


Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Tontine Building, Merchant City, Glasgow, 13 - 20 June 2015


The Night Fair: Sophie Cunningham, Blobby Depp and Daisy McManaman, SWG3 Arts Space, Stobcross Road, Glasgow, 28 September 2014


So Far So Good, WASPS Studios, Hanson Street, Glasgow, 24 - 30 April 2014


GARDEN, Collaborative Show with Sebastian Mary Tay, Studio 41, West Graham Street, Glasgow, 2- 7 June 2013


Distill, Glasgow School of Art, 250 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, 4 - 8 February 2013

Curated Exhibitions 


Strange Lands, Group Show, Shotgun Studios, London, 15 September - 13 October 2017​


Royal Scottish Academy, John Kinross Scholarship, Florence, Italy, October 2015 



Hospitalfield, Interdisciplinary Residency, Arbroath, Scotland, May 2018




Goldsmiths, University of London MFA Fine Art, 2019 - 2021 

Glasgow School Of Art, BA (First Class Honours) Fine Art Photography, 2011 – 2015 

Loughborough University, Art and Design Foundation (Distinction) 2010 – 2011 

 © Sophie Cunningham 2021