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Sophie Lee (b.1987) is a British artist living in Manchester. Working predominantly with photography and video, Lee builds fractured narratives through the construction of place, character and action. Often working in a site responsive way, she is interested in social structures and the roles we assume within them.

Lee’s 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), Loose Space, Vienna, Austria (2015) and at SIM House Reykjavik (2015). Lee has undertaken artist residencies in Finland, Iceland and the UK.

Sophie Lee is represented by Mark Devereux Projects

Selected CV:


2010, BA Photography (First Class Honours) Manchester School of Art

Selected Exhibitions & Events

2020, Paper Geographies, Group show, Manchester Central Library, UK

2020, Always something moves, Solo Show, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, UK

2020, Always something moves, Performance, Manchester Central Library, UK

2019, Always something moves, Reading, Cove Park, Helensburgh, UK

2018, Water, International video screening, Old Fabrics Building, Connecticut, USA

2017, Make Place, solo show, ArtWork Atelier, Salford, UK

2016, OutsiderXchanges Thursday Late, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

2016, OutsiderXchanges, Exhibition & Symposium, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK

2016, Llandada, group show, Freehaus, Culture Action Llandudno, Llandudno, UK

2016, OutsiderXchanges, The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, UK

2016, Space & Place, group show, Left Bank Leeds, Leeds, UK

2016, Footnote, group show, Grosvenor Building, Manchester School of Art, Manchester, UK

2015, StudioBook, group show, ArtWork Atelier, Salford, UK

2015, Did you see them? group show, SIM House, Reykjavik, Iceland

2015, Loose Space, group show, Vienna, Austria

2014, Any Structured Pattern, solo show, Gallerie 3000, The Progr, Bern, Switzerland

2013, Arteles Summer Exhibition, Hirvitalo Center of Contemporary Art, Finland

2013, The Reading Room, Counter Culture Club, 2022nq, Manchester, UK

2012, Regrouping, group show, Workstation, Sheffield, UK

2012, Contemporary Manchester, Russian National Library, St Petersburg, Russia

2012, Doverodde Book Arts Festival and Symposium, Udkant, Doverodde, Denmark

2011, 6 Inch Cube, group show, South Square Gallery, Bradford, UK

Awards, Grants & Residencies

2018, Cove Park, Subsidised Residency, Helensburgh, UK

2018, Arts council England Grants for the Arts, ‘Always something moves’

2016, Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, research and development project ‘Make Place’

2015, SIM Artist Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
2013, Arteles Creative Center, Haukijarvi, Finland

2011, Artist in residence Hotbed Press, Salford, UK


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