Sophie Stewart is a multidisciplinary visual artist who challenges the acceptance of constraints caused by modern working conditions, and highlights the effects of precarity on the individual. She questions dehumanising aspects of precarious work, by emphasising the mundane, prolonging repetitive routines, and drawing attention to societal labels and expectations.
The aim of her practice is to eradicate feelings of alienation, by ‘re-humanising’ the worker - giving a voice to underrepresented people, sharing their stories and experiences, and expressing the toll of emotional labour on an individual’s self-worth.
Born in 1997, Highlands, Scotland.
Living and working in Glasgow, Scotland.
2020 BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice with First Class Honours, Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
2021 A Voyage of Absurdity, Craft Central, London.
2021 The GENERATORprojects Annual Members’ Show, Wellgate Centre, Dundee.
2021 Sign of the Times, GUAAS, Online.
2020 30 X 30 Online Edition, Society of Scottish Artists, Online.
2020 Essential Forms, Salt Gallery, Glasgow.
2020 The Man and the Machine, Millepiani, Rome, Italy.
2020 The Tŷ Pawb Open, Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham, Wales.
2020 Gray's School of Art Virtual Degree Show, Online.
2019 Embedding, Look Again Project Space, Aberdeen.
2019 Pre-degree Show, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen.
2019 SCO-SKO, Menada, Skopje, Macedonia.
2018 Burach, Aberdeen Business School, Aberdeen.
2021 SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2022 RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2020 Society of Scottish Artists New Graduate Award
2020 BP Fine Art Award
2020 Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 2021
2020 RGU Arts and Heritage Purchase Prize Nominee
2021 Artist responder for Perform/Print digital residency, funded by Creative Scotland
2019 Artist in residence on Brae Bravo Platform as part of the Disembarkation project for RockRose Energy, Aberdeen/The North Sea.