s-o-p-h-i-e r-i-s-n-e-r
Born: 1983, London                                   
Based in London / occassionally northern
sophierisner (at) gmail (dot) com

EDUCATION
2007 – 2009 Master of Fine Arts in Curating: Goldsmiths college, London
2003 – 2006 Bachelor of Fine Art: Middlesex University
2002 - 2003 Foundation Fine Art, Chesterfield College

CONTRIBUTOR / AWARDS
2012 - present: Contributing writer for This is Tomorrow Magazine
2010 - 2013: Contributing writer for Art Licks Magazine
July 2009 - 2012 : Contributing writer for White Hot online
2007 - 09 AHRC Award in Professional Postgraduate Development

Currently working as the Events and Exhibitions Coordinator, Arts SU the Students’ Union for University of the Arts London.

SELECTED WRITING
2018
Women of Westminster; exploring herstory with The Feminist Library - zine contribution as part of The Feminist Library collaboration with The Showroom Gallery

This is Tomorrow
Gran Fury: Read My Lips - Auto Italia South East
Frances Scott: Diviner - The Bower
Bryony Gillard: A cap, like water, transparent, fluid yet with definite body - Turf

2017
This is Tomorrow
Jemma Egan: Turning to Dust - Assembly Point
Laura Oldfield Ford: Alpha/Isis/Eden - Showroom Gallery
Sriwhana Spong: A hook but no fish - Pumphouse Gallery

2016
Art Licks
LITANY Recommended Reading List for Issue 18

Five Years Publication
How to Write: Reading Groups publication ft. LITANY

Orlando Magazine
Doing What Comes Naturally contributes a discursive text for Issue 01

This is Tomorrow
Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, The Photographer’s Gallery
Double Act the Art of Comedy, The Bluecoat, Liverpool
Jennifer Bailey: a brief history of girliness, a Space in Between
Cornelia Baltes: Drunk Octopus wants to fight, Limoncello

2015
This is Tomorrow
Jo Spence exhibition - Tate Britain
Interview with Curator Amal Khalaf on ‘Never Never Land,’ at EOA. Projects.

2014
This is Tomorrow
Sophie Lee Perfect Fried I and II - iMT Gallery and Gowlett Peaks
Club of Friends group show - Clavert 22

2013
Art Licks
Issue 10 - Michael Nante; The Fears

In Pursuit
Sanja Ivekovic retrospective - South London Gallery and Clavert 22

This is Tomorrow:
Elizabeth Price SUNLIGHT - Focal Point Gallery

2012
Art Licks
Issues 6 - 9 - Michael Nante; The Fears

This is Tomorrow:
Interview: Ed Atkins in conversation, Us Dead Talk Love, Chisenhale Gallery
Review Francis Bacon Opera by Stephen Crowe

2011
Art Licks
Michael Nante as featured in issue 5
Spring (Issue Two) - In collaboration with Gandt

CURATING / COORDINATING
For more info on projects either curated or coordinated please click here
2015: Doing What Come Naturally
2012 - 2015: online project space CONDUIRE (returning online TBC)

PERFORMANCE / PRESENTATION / PANEL DEBATE 
2018
November: Do it yourself the importance of grassroots organising panel chair as part of Creative Enterprise Week, Careers and Employability - University of the Arts, London
July: Creating work for Education and Event Programmes in Museums panel chair as part of Graduate Futures Week, Careers and Employability - University of the Arts, London

2016
‘Grey Gardens’ intro and presentation for a screening of the film at Finishing Touch a pop up event space and book shop run by Louisa Bailey (Luminous Books) and Joyce Cronin in collaboration with Open Barbers.

2015
LITANY READING GROUP: Performance as part Five Years Gallery programme: How to Write, Reading Groups.

2012
Press conference (rescheduled) Art Licks Annual ICA

WORKSHOP
2015
LITANY READING GROUP: Online Sisterhood Workshop as part of Flat Time Houses ‘Intergenerational’ Summer School

Website credits: 
- Front / homepage Capricorn gif created by sookiesooker - deviant art link 
- Glitter and moving animated texts on Writing and Projects pages - Blog Gif