Sophie Collier is an independent artist, content creator, illustrator, screenwriter & filmmaker, based in the UK. She also produces work under a secret alias. For more information about past, current or future activity, or for sales, commissions or to submit collaborative proposals, please email or connect via social media



2015        MA Fine Art (Sculpture & Moving Image), Royal College of Art, London


2002        BA Fine Art (1st class Hons), University of Oxford, (Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine

                Art, and St. Catherine's College, Oxford)


Past Exhibitions & Events 

2019        Online: 'Hay Fever Girl' Season One Series Link
2019        Online: Sophie Collier Films launched on Youtube  
2019        Film Series: 'Empty Souls' - public release pending
                Film Series: 'Tricked out Dust Bunnies' - public release pending

2018        Private film: Acousticophiles - not for general release

2016        Film Festival: 2016 Alchemy Filmmakers Symposium - 'Altered State', Scotland

2015        Film nightLatching Firm, Dyson Building, London

                Film Night: Latching Firm, Camden Arts Centre, London

                Group Show: RCA Flux, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

                Group Show: SHOW RCA 2015, Sackler Building, Royal College of Art, London

                Video Screenings: Overseers, Dyson Building, RCA Battersea, London

                Film Festival, Deal, Kent, UK

                Group Show: Automated, Chalton Gallery, London

                Group Show: Mix Realities (class of Laura O'Neill), Zona de Desgaste, Mexico City, Mexico

2014        Group Show: From Here and There: Drawings from Colorado to Swansea, Elysium 

                Gallery, Swansea, Wales

                Drawing Show: From Here and There: Drawings from Colorado to Swansea, Clara Hatton 

                Gallery, Colorado, USA

                Film Festival: STIFF, Rijeka, Croatia

                Group Show: Toride International Video Projections 2014, Toride, Japan

                Group Show: RCA Secret 2014, Dyson Building, London

2013        Art Auction by Christie's, Joss Searchlight, Blackall Gallery, London

                Group Show: RCA Secret 2013, Dyson Building, London

2012        Group Show: System of Objects, Departure Foundation, Gracechurch St, London

                Group Show: ALCA, Old Vic Tunnels, London

                Group Show: Filmideo, Index Art Center, New York

                Speaker and exhibitor at Inspiring Matter 2012 conference, Royal College of Art,  London

                Group Show: RCA Interims Show, Royal College of Art, London

2011        Group Show: RCA Secrets, Royal College of Art, London

                Drawing Show WANTED, Howie Street Project Space, London

2010        Group Show: Rhitzomatic, The Departure Gallery, London

2009        Solo Show: Reckoning, Wellington College Artsfest, UK

2008        Video Installation: Apples for Everyone, Boston Music Rooms, London

2007        Video Art, Film and Performance Festival: Fresh Fest, South Hill Park, UK

2002        Group Show: Beck's Futures Exhibition, ICA, London

Group Show: Some Kind of Deliciousness, Ruskin Schools, Oxford

Solo Show: The Tender Trap, The Dolphin Gallery, St. John's College, Oxford

2001        Video screening: Cotton Woolrus Fields, Ruskin Schools, Oxford

Live Performances, including: Plasterfaces I, II & III, Disappeared Glass Swing,

21yr old Stationary Collection is Categorised, The Making of Cotton Woolrus,

Cotton Woolrus Drilling the Beets, Stapling Myself to Space and The Raging Mouths

Group Show: Bullock Art Event Exhibition, St. Catherine's College, Oxford

Group Show: Cunliffe Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Bullingdon Rd, Oxford

2000        Group Show: Ruskin Print Show, Ruskin Schools, Oxford



2012        Dodgy Signal, a film made with Claire Poulter and Richard Wentworth, CBE

2011        Red Lion, Haptic Wolf and Baby Rabbit, a series of moving image works filmed at South Hill Park, Bracknell, UK

2009        ArtsFest, a multi-media collaborative installation at the Institute of Modern Languages, Wellington College, UK

2001-2    Collaboration with Oxford University Media Production Unit, Oxford

2001        Painting Trees at Midnight, a nocturnal sculptural performance with artist Madeline Churchill, local woodlands, Oxford


Prizes and Awards


2010       John Moores Painting Prize, long listed

2002       Beck's Futures Film and Video Student Prize, ICA, London

2002       Bloomberg New Contemporaries, long listed

2001       Bullock Art Event 1st Prize, St. Catherine's College, Oxford

Private Collections

Works in private collections in Europe, Asia, United Arab Emirates and the USA, details on request

News Feed (now gone live)...  

24/04/16  BREAKING: all news updates will be posted on my live feed from now on! #followme 


Glitch Maternal will be screened for the first time in Scotland as part of the 'Altered State' film series at the 2016 Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

For a full programme of events - including the 2016 Alchemy Filmmakers Symposium - and details about how to obtain festival passes or individual tickets, please visit the Alchemy Film Festival site at        

10/11/15       Glitch Maternal will be screened in Melbourne, Australia on 20th Nov as part of a show by Melbourne artist and curator Rebecca Kate - more details here soon

Glitch Maternal will be screened at Mix Realities, as part of the class of artist Laura O'Neill - 19th September, Zona de Desgaste, Mexico City, Mexico


01/09/15          Glitch Maternal will be screened as part of Automated - an evening of artist's short films selected by Laura O'Neill, 16th September, 7:30pm - 9pm at Chalton Gallery, 96 Chalton Street, Camden, London, NW1 1HJ 



Editing ahead of RCA Show 2015 - not getting much sunlight!

Glitch Maternal
Video still
2015 (in progress)

I have work in group show RCA Flux, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, 16-21 March


03/03/15  Taking part in this year's RCA Secret - opening 12th March - more details


Latching Firm film reel will be screening in the evening in the Gorvy Leccture Theatre, RCA Dyson Building, on Tuesday 10th March, times tbc



14/02/15     Working title The Glitch changes to working title Boj - work continues...

Boj (working title)
Screen test 9

19/11/14     Work is underway in Battersea for my 5-part video installation The Glitch

The Glitch (working title)
Screen test 1
(2014, in progress)

I'll be exhibiting in USA and Wales in forthcoming drawing show 
From Here and There: Drawings from Colorado to Swansea. Venues are Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado, USA (26th September - 26th October) and Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales (28th November - 20th December 2014). More details to follow.

08/05/14     My film "Here and There" will be screened in Rijeka, Croatia as part of  STIFF Film Festival, 28th May - 30th May 2014.

 My film work "The Trout's Nest and the Oracle (Chapters 1 - 4)"  is to be projected onto a specially installed video wall in a Japanese subway close to Toride Railway Station, Japan, as part of 'Toride International Video Projections 2014', 29th March 2014 - 9th May 2014. More details here soon.

Exhibiting in RCA Secret 2014...

Dyson Building, 1 Hester Rd, London SW11 4AN
Opening times: 
Thursday 13- Friday 21 March, 11am - 6pm (late opening on Thursday 20 March until 9pm) FREE ADMISSION
Auction date: 
Saturday 22nd March, 8am - 6pm 



Josh Searchlight Charity Art Auction - March 2013

My painting Wishing Bone and Amygdalae (2011) is to be auctioned in the Joss Searchlight Charity Art Auction at the Blackall Gallery, Shoreditch, London EC3 in March 2013. 

All proceeds go directly to the Joss Searchlight Child's Brain Tumour Support Charity (Reg. Charity 1141704). 



              I have work in this show...

10/08/12     Dodgy Signal is due to be installed as part of the Departure Foundation's show System of Objects, Gracechurch St. London. More details coming soon.

Video Still from Dodgy Signal (2012) 
5 mins 09 secs 
16:9 (widescreen)
1920x1080 (1080p) HD

Still from on set today:

Video Still from Sleep Deeply (2012 - in progress)

15/04/12     My new video Here and There (2012) will be projected in the Old Vic Tunnels on 5th May 8pm 'til 3am.

My film Life Sentences (2012) will be screened TONIGHT in New York as part of Index Art Centre's Filmideo event:

30/03/12   New collaborative film Dodgy Signal (Sophie Collier, Claire Poulter, Richard Wentworth CBE) will premiere as part of the RCA's forthcoming Inspiring Matter Conference, at 16:10 on Tuesday 3rd April. Claire and I will be speaking briefly about the project, and taking questions. For more information on other speakers, venues, and how to book tickets for the conference, please visit 

Video Still from Dodgy Signal (2012) 
5 mins 09 secs 
16:9 (widescreen)
1920x1080 (1080p) HD

Video Still from Dodgy Signal (2012) 
5 mins 09 secs 
16:9 (widescreen)
1920x1080 (1080p) HD

17/03/12   Just finished my new film Here and there, which is available to view online by request. 

Video Still from Here and there (2012) 
5 mins 53 secs 
16:9 (widescreen)
1920x1080 (1080p) HD Blu-ray

17/03/12   Two stills from new video installation Reckless, which I'm currently shooting: 

30/01/12     Life Sentences (2012) is now hosted on my vimeo channel. It's password protected. If you wish to view it, please message me for the password.

11/01/12     My new video installation Life Sentences screens from 11th - 18th January (inclusive)
10:00am - 5:30pm daily at the RCA Interim Show, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU 
Nearest tube: High St. Kensington, Buses: 9, 10 (Queen's Gate) 

Video Still from Life Sentences (2012) 
13 mins 3 secs 
16:9 (widescreen)
1920x1080 (1080p) HD Blu-ray


06/12/11 - All welcome to Open Studios:


26/10/11          See if you can guess which 3 cards are mine in this year's RCA Secret Exhibition, 18th - 26th November at the Royal College of Art, SW7.

26/09/11          Exhibiting in this drawing show: 


 Video still, Baby Rabbit and the Lion, (2011)



Wishing Bone and Amygdalae
*, Sophie Collier, 40 x 50 cm, mixed media on paper (2011)

*amygdalae Plural amygdalae An almond-shaped mass of grey matter in the front part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum that is

part of the limbic system and is involved in the processing and expression of emotions, especially anger and fear.

27/04/11 Excited to accept offer to study at Royal College of Art this September.

01/03/11 Spending this week putting the final touches to a new video shot at South Hill Park:

Video still from Lion and the Haptic Wolf (2011)

23/01/11 Now on vimeo at:


27/12/10 Naked Daisy doesn't know why there is a Recession (2010) 
Limited Edition Print (20) Email for details!

Naked Daisy doesn't know why there is a Recession (2010)

18/12/10 New videos currently in post-production; set for release in early 2011...

09/11/10 Filming at South Hill Park this week, and next week = in the woods. 

01/11/10 WANTED - actors/assistants to take part in forthcoming films - contact me for more details.

01/10/10 Now exhibiting in Rhizomatic, 1st Oct. - 12th Nov. 2010, at the London-based Departure Gallery


05/09/10 New studio up and running. Spending September completing a series of new paintings & doing second drafts of 3 screenplays which will become the principal focus from October. More info soon...

03/07/10 Just completed drawing/book Unkindness of Ravens (2010). This one involves 16 paper panels concertinaed together and is encased in green felt.

26/07/10 Moving studio...

Delighted that my painting The Black Swan Problem has been shortlisted for stage 2 of the John Moores Painting Prize 2010

The Black Swan Problem (2010)
Oil on Board



Sophie Collier 
Solo Show 2009

Dates: Sunday 21st – Thursday 25th June 2009 – Daily from 4pm - Free Entry.
Private View: Monday 22nd June, 6pm-8pm.
Venue: Institute of Modern Languages, Wellington College UK
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