Sophie Herxheimer

Sophie is an artist and a poet. She’s held residencies for LIFT, Museum of Liverpool, The Migration Museum and Transport for London. Exhibitions include The Whitworth, Tate Modern, The Poetry Library and The National Portrait Gallery. She’s illustrated five fairy tale collections, made several artists books, created a 300-metre tablecloth to run the length of Southwark Bridge, featuring hand-printed food stories from a thousand Londoners; narrated an episode of The Food Programme from Margate, made a life-size concrete poem in the shape of Mrs. Beeton sited next to her grave; and a pie big enough for seven drama students to jump out of singing, on the lawn of an old peoples’ home. An ongoing project is collecting stories live in ink from members of the public, by listening and drawing. Recent publications include Your Candle Accompanies the Sun (Henningham Family Press, 2017), Velkom to Inklandt (Short Books, 2017) and with Chris McCabe, The Practical Visionary (Hercules Editions). Sophie teaches for The Royal Drawing School, and has contributed a chapter to their book with Thames and Hudson, Ways of Drawing. Her latest collection is 60 Lovers to Make and Do, with Henningham Family Press.


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December 2019 - May 2020Based in: London, England
Photo: Geoffrey Biddle