Sophie Huckfield (she/they) is a cross disciplinary artist and researcher with a background in arts, design and engineering. Based at Grand Union Studios in Birmingham, UK and London.
She employs traditional and experimental modes of production such as craft & making, moving image & lens based media, performance, workshops and writings. To deconstruct, subvert and interrogate metaphors & stories around social class, making cultures, technological discourses and labour practices.
Her practice is collaborative and she works with a range of organisations and individuals across disciplines to meditate upon the way we think about the world shaped by the tools at our disposal.
Select residencies and projects include Artist in Residence at London College of Fashion (2019), The University of Birmingham (2018-19) and Modern Clay, Birmingham, UK (2017). A researcher for the British Council’s ‘Living Research’ project in China (2018-19) and workshop facilitator The Craft Council (2017-19). Alongside, exhibited and performed at The Design Museum, Dutch Design Week, Virtual Futures, Art Licks Weekend, Eastside Projects amongst others. Currently, she is working on a commission for British Art Show 9 Partner Schools program with Arts Connect and Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery (2021-22) and developing a collaborative project exploring the role of automation in Surgery with UCL and UAL funded by the Wellcome Trust and the EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (2021)
Longterm collaborations: studiõ wê & üs & Ambience Factory