Sophie Giller (b.1992, Norfolk) is an artist working mostly with textiles, to emphasise process, labour, craft, care, domesticity, emotion, and the social history of everyday materials. She attended Camberwell College of the Arts for a BA in Painting, and completed her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2021.
The artist works intuitively and autobiographically. She collects and reacts to materials she comes across in second-hand shops, workplaces, and homes, and explores the sentimentality and emotion preserved in leftover items. Recently, she has been sewing, dyeing and weaving, which involves building, joining, and latticing, enabling these materials to come together and have a new life.
The previous lives and functions of these textiles give them each a unique personality and character. She’s interested in craft processes and their associations: repetition, healing, the body, class, domesticity, labour, and different contexts of art making and creativity. Her work takes on sculptural, painting-like and site-specific qualities while exploring the space between fine art and craft.
Her work has been shown in galleries such as the ICA, Saatchi Gallery, and Standpoint Gallery, and has been featured in The Times, World of Interiors, Reclaim Mag and Time Out and is held in private collections.