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

ADVISORY GROUPS / AWARDS AND CONTRIBUTORS
2019 - 2020: Art Licks Weekend Advisory Group
2012 - present: Contributing writer for This is Tomorrow Magazine
2010 - 2013: Contributing writer for Art Licks Magazine
2009 - 2012 : Contributing writer for White Hot online
2007 - 09 AHRC Award in Professional Postgraduate Development

Currently working as an Arts Programmer at Arts SU the Students’ Union for University of the Arts, London.

SELECTED PUBLISHED WRITING
2020
Within Four - self initiated writing on my local area

Delfina Foundation 
Studio Visit: Life of a Craphead 

2019
This is Tomorrow
Libita Clayton: Quantum Ghost - Gasworks 

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 
2020
February: DIY: Using the Internet as a Platform for Artists panel chair as part of Creative Futures Week, Careers and Employability - University of the Arts, London

2019
October: The importance of portfolio practice panel chair as part of Creative Start-up Day, Careers and Employability - University of the Arts, London

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