Invited by Neil Bickerton and Hospitalfield, Sophie Mackfall has made a new work across three locations for WHAT YOU DO, I LIKE, our Autumn Season in 2018.
Sophie Mackfall has created new works for this weekend in a continuation of a project started in summer 2017 where she took her painting practice outside. Installed in the context in which they are produced, the works address the symbiotic framing of work and environment. A key question for Mackfall “how environment might be used as a teacher?” arises from ongoing reflection on her childhood experience of the contemporary adaptation of early 20th Century ideas and aesthetics, in particular the holistic philosophy of Rudolf Steiner and the youth movement The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift.
Sophie Mackfall studied BA Fine Art Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art and MA Painting at Royal College of Art, London. Exhibitions include Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Bluecoat, Liverpool Biennale, and ICA London, We Eat and Drink and Sit by Fires, NEW STUDIO, The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, FOUNDATION PAINTING SHOW, British Heart Foundation, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. From 2009 – 2011 she was a Committee Member of Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. She lives and works in London.