Sophy Rickett is a visual artist working with photography, video installation and text.
Much of her recent photographic and video work has explored moments involving the encounter between people and nature. She is interested in landscape, and particularly in combining a desire to experience the ‘sublime’ with an irretrievable sense of loss. Often working at night, her work investigates the narrative tendencies of photography in relation to its abstract possibilities.
Her work often creates spatial plays and ambiguities that draw attention to the material nature of the image, as an object, rather than the receding, illusory space behind the picture plane.
Sophy has exhibited widely; solo exhibitions include: Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Chateau de Lichtenberg, Alsace; Arnolfini, Bristol; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Brancolini Grimaldi, London; Ffotogallery Cardiff. Group exhibitions include Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain, Alsace; Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Il Museo di Trento, Italy.
Her work is included in the public collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Musée des Beaux Art Nantes, and the Re Rebaundengo Foundation to name a few.