Selected Individual Exhibitions

2015

Album 31 and other works (with Bettina von Zwehl); Fotogalleriet, Oslo

Album 31 and other works (with Bettina von Zwehl); Library of Birmingham, UK

2014           

Objects in the Field; Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Objects in the Field; Camilla Grimaldi, London

Album 31; Library of Birmingham, Birmingham (with Bettina von Zwehl)

2013

Objects in the Field, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK

Le Art Se Donne En Spectacle (3 month exhibition of Auditorium), Chateau de Lichtenberg, Alsace, France

2012

To The River; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

2011        

ArtSway’s New Forest Pavilion; 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia

Auditorium and Selected Works; Brancolini Grimaldi, London

2009               

Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Auditorium; Bankhill Ice House, Berwick upon Tweek Film and Media Arts Festival, UK

2008               

Auditorium + recent photoworks; Ffotogallery Cardiff, UK

Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy

2007

Auditorium; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK (part of Triple Echo season)

2005 

Emily Tsingou Gallery, London

2004

Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy

2003               

Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

‘Viva Roma’ – A special commission of the British Council, Rome, Italy.

Centre pour l'image contemporain Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland

Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, UK

2002                       

Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy

RENN Art Gallery, Paris, France

2001              

Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, UK

DCA, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK

1999

Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Ledger Lines; (group show with Michelle Stuart and Abigail Reynolds), Kestle Barton, Helston, Cornwall

Material Light; (collateral project of the Kochi Muziris Biennale); Mill Hall Compound, Mattanchery, Kochi, Kerala

The Moon and a Smile; Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea

2016

Murmur: Out of Obscurity; Flowers Gallery, London

Dubai Photo 2016, one of four artists representing UK, cur Martin Barnes

2015               

Look, cur Anna Fox; Tate, Liverpool, UK

Dark Frame / Deep Field, Breese Little, London

Material Light, Cultural Centre, Belgrade

Summer Show; Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy

Aether, UAL Gallery, London

Deeply Highly Eccentric, The Winchester Art Gallery, Winchester, UK

Foyle Foundation Exhibition 2, Four Corners, London

2014               

They Used To Call It The Moon, Baltic Gateshead, Newcastle

The Nuisance of Landscape: Grizedale, The Sequel, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria

Contact Light, ARTicle Gallery, School of Art, Birmingham

Discoveries, Fitzwilliam, Cambridge

They Used To Call It The Moon, Baltic 39, Newcastle

Paper, SMAC, Cape Town, South Africa

2013               

Discoveries, Two Temple Place, London

A Silvered Light, Scottish Art Photography from the City’s Permanent Collection McManus Galleries, Dundee

3am: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night, Bluecoat, Liverpool then touring to Chapter, Cardiff, The Exchange, Penzance and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull,

The Art of Walking, Work Gallery, London

2012

Portrait/landscape: Genre Boundaries, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2011               

Inquiétantes étrangetés, Musée des Beaux Artes, Nantes

Here and Now, McManus Gallery, Dundee

Just Photography, Martos Gallery, New York

Peeping Tom, Kunsthal KaDe Amersfoort, Netherlands

2010

Are you a lucky artist?, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Italy

Elles: Les collections du Musée, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Peeping Tom, Vegas Gallery, London UK

2009               

Time Warp, Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain, Alsace, France

East Wing, Courtauld Institute, Somerset House, London UK 

Silenzi, Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy

2008               

New Photography in Britain, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy

Night, Royal West of England Academy, Bath, UK

2007               

Les Peintres de la Vie Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Fotografierte Landschaften, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig Germany

Ten Years, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London UK

Mirror, Mirror, Jerwood Space, London UK

2006               

Responding to Rome, Estorick Collection, London, UK

Il Potere Delle Donne, Il Museo di Trento, Italy

Identity III, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

La Donna Oggetto – Miti e Metamorfosi al Femminile 1900 – 2005, Castello Sforzesco, Vigevano, Italy (A cura di Luca Beatrice)

Contemporart, Piccolo Miglio in Castello, Biennale Internazionale de Fotografia di Brescia, Italy

2005               

Autowerke, Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Germany

2004               

Everything’s Gone Green: Photography and the Garden, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, UK

2003               

Order & Chaos, Fotomuseum Winterthur (cur. Urs Stahel), Winterthur, Switzerland

Identity, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Flock, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK.

2002               

Its only Words, London College of Printing, The London Institute, London, UK

2001               

Where Are We?, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

A Night on Earth, (cur. R. Christofori) Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany

The Fantastic Recurrence of Certain Situations, (cur. Kate Bush), Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain

1999                        

Common People: British Art from Phenomenon to Reality, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Guarene, Italy

Evidence of Existence, The Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park Arts Centre, UK

Near and Elsewhere, The Photographers Gallery, London, UK

Evidence of Existence, Kunstraum Siegert, Basel, Switzerland

The Garden of Eros, Institute Verreina, Barcelona, Spain

Group Show, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

Tendance, Abbaye Saint-André Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac, France

Word Enough to Take A Life, Word Enough to Save A Life, London, UK

Mayday, CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland

River Deep, Mountain High, Gallery Westland Place, London

1998               

Remix, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France

The Road, Beauvais, France

New Contemporaries 98, Tea Factory, Liverpool, UK; Camden Arts Centre, London, UK; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, UK

Critical Distance, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK

Plastic Metropolis and Inventories, Shoreditch Biennial, London, UK

Host, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

1997               

Little Boxes, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge, UK

Contemporary British Photography, NGBK, Berlin, Germany

Public Relations: New British Photography, Stadthaus, Ulm, Germany

1996               

Silent/Still, (c.Peter Lewis), London Calling @ Arch 53, London, UK

Spatial Penetration, artists collaboration, Galatasaray, Berlin, Germany

Stadtluft, Architektenkammer, Berlin, Germany

Flag, Clink Street Wharf, London, UK

Euthanasia, Plummet, London, UK

1995               

Stream, Plummet, London, UK

Selected Reviews and Articles

2016

The Death of a Beautiful Subject review by Barry Hughes, Hotshoe, issue 195, March 2016

The Death of a Beautiful Subject review; Source, April 2016

The Death of a Beautiful Subject review, Photomonitor

2015

Album 31 review by Dominika Maciewicz, This Is Tomorrow

2014

Objects in the Field review by Tom Jeffreys www.thelearnedpig.org/objects-in-the-field/900

Album 31 review by Anna Falconer www.photomonitor.co.uk

2013

Objects in the Field review by Anna McNay www.photomonitor.co.uk

2012

To The River review by Colin Glen, Hotshoe April/ May 2012

To The River review by Russell Roberts, www.photomonitor.co.uk

To The River featured on www.theaesthetictrust.co.uk

2009

Danielle Demetriou, Darkness at the Opera, Japan Times, 17/04/09

La Fotografia Del Silenzio, La Repubblica - 09.06.2009

Una Luce dal Silenzio, La Stampa – 29.05.09

2008

Le quinte del teatro: Richerche di Sophy Rickett, La Stampa 03/10/08

Auditorium: Sophy Rickett alla Alberto Peola, ARTKEY www.teknemedia.net 27/10/08

Auditorium: Ffotogallery; Jean Wainwright, Hotshoe International June-July 08

2007

Opera and Video, Chris Townsend, Art Monthly, Dec – Jan 07-08

The Language of Flowers, www.criticaldictionary.com, Issue 13, July 2007

2006

Andrew Wilson, Sophy Rickett, FotoMuseum Antwerp magazine

Review – Sophy Rickett: A New Photoworks Monograph, Pluk, Issue 27, Nov-Dec

2005

Darien Leader, Sophy Rickett, Portfolio, June

M. Herbert, Sophy Rickett, Time Out, June

2004

Ines Rae, More Plant Matters, Source 39, Summer

2003

Rob Tufnell, Rickett, Boiler, No. 2

Laura Piccinini, Scuola Britannica su sfondo romano, Amica, May

Barry Schwabsky, Review, Artforum, May

Katie Kitamura, Review, Contemporary, no. 49

Marguerite Menz, Review, Kunst-Bulletin, March

Clare Manchester, Review, Art Monthly, March

Sophy Rickett, The Times, February 8

Review, The Art Newspaper, February            

Schweizer Ausstellungen: Hinter dem Sichtbaren, Neue Zuercher Zeitung, February 8

Emmanuel Grandjean, Et Sophy Rickett travaille de nuit, Tribune de Geneve, January 24     

2001

Stefano Ricci, Review, Tema Celeste, March - June

Olga Gambari, Review, Arte e Critica, April –September

Piu che la luce spicaa il buio, La Stampa, March 22

Izi Glover, Sophy Rickett, DCA Review, Frieze, July

Oral History of British Photography, interview with Martin Barnes, The British Library, November

Roy Exley, Review, Flash Art, July- September

Rob Tufnell, Sophy Rickett, Yellow Tree, Portfolio, June

Sophy Rickett, Review, The Independent on Sunday, April 1

Giles Sutherland, Around the Galleries, Dundee, The Times, February 22

Neil Cameron, Telling Tales in the Dark, The Scotsman, February 13

2000

Chris Townsend, Sophy Rickett, Hotshoe, March/April          

1999

Julia Thrift, Sophy Rickett, Time Out, December

Dave Beech, Review, Art Monthly, December

Near and Elsewhere-Review, Circa, issue 89, Autumn

1998               

Arielle Pelenc & Simon Morrissey, Remix (exh.cat)                                                 

Martin Herbert, Critical Distance, Time Out, July 8

Simon Morrissey, Amnesia, Contemporary Visual Arts, April

1997               

Val Williams, Zeitgenössische Britische Fotorafie, catalogue

Thomas Seelig, Public Relations catalogue

Surface, Booth Cibborn Editions

Mark Currah, Flag, Time Out, May 29

Interview and work featured in Creative Camera, April

1996

No Young Brits at Flag, Flash Art, Vol. XXIX, No.188

Dieter Wulf, Kunst im Rohbau, Wochenreport (Berlin)

Val Williams, Stream, Creative Camera, February

Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Contemporary Flaneures, Mute, Winter

1995

Tania Guha, Stream, Time Out, December 18th

Publications and Catalogues

2014

Photography Today, (Mark Durden) Phaidon, London ISBN 978-0-7148-4563

2013

The Art of Walking A Field Guide, (ed David Evans) Black Dog, London ISBN: 978 1 907317 87 3

2011               

To The River, Sophy Rickett, Arnolfini, Bristol/ Brancolini Grimaldi London ISBN 9780-907738-99-2

Auditorium (ed. John Gill, David Chandler) Photoworks, Brighton ISBN 978-1-903796-23-8

2009

Portfolio Special 50th Issue (ed. Gloria Chalmers) November issue

2008               

New British Photography, Skira, Italy

2006               

Vitamin PH, Phaidon, London ISBN 10 07148-4656-2

Les Peintres de la Vie Moderne, Editions du Centre Pompidou, Paris ISBN 2-84426-316-X

2005

Sophy Rickett (Monograph), Steidl / Photoworks ISBN 3–86521–088–0       

2003               

Order & Chaos, Urs Stahel (Ed), Fotomuseum Winterthur/Christoph Merian Verlag

2001             

The Fantastic Recurrence of Certain Situations Kate Bush, , Communidad de Madrid

Nothing G Gussin and E Carpenter (Ed), Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, UK

Photographs, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London

1999               

Common People: Arte Inglese tra Fenomeno e Realtà, F.Bonami, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudenco per l’Arte, Italy

Jardin de Eros, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Spain

1998               

New Contemporaries 98, New Contemporaries Ltd, UK

Remix, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France

On the Bright side of Life, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany

1997               

Public Relations-New British Photography, Cantz, Germany

Awards and Commissions

Recipient of Foyle Foundation Award, Four Corners, London

Album 31: A commission for new work to be made in collaboration with Bettina von Zwehl, GRAIN Photography Hub, Library of Birmingham, UK

Artist Associate-ship, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK

Recipient of AHRC Practice Led Research Grant

Winner of Icona 09, Verona Art Fair, Verona, Italy

Recipient of Development Grant, Film and Video Umbrella, UK

Recipient of Excellence Award, University of Derby, UK

Recipient of Research Award, Arts and Humanities Research Council

Recipient of Individual Artists Award, Arts Council, England

Recipient of Mont Blanc Cutting Edge Award to Artists

Fellowship at St Johns College, Oxford                     

Arts Council of England, Helen Chadwick Fellowship, hosted by The British School at Rome / Ruskin School, Oxford                    

Fellowship at DCA, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK

Artist in residence, Grizedale Sculpture Park, Grizedale, UK

Recipient of The Woo Charitable Foundation Prize, UK             

BMW Financial Services Millennium Commission in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Major Collections

Federal Reserve, Washington, USA

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaundengo, Guarene, Italy

FRAC, Alsace, France

FSA, London, UK

Goldman Sachs, London, UK

Government Art Collection, UK

MART, Trento, Italy

McManus Galleries, Dundee, UK

Merril Lynch, London, UK

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France

Museum of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany

Pompidou, Paris, France

Texas Pacific Group Collection, UK

Tower Place Development, London, UK

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Windsor GmbH, Germany

Worcester City Art Gallery, Worcester, UK