Sophie Martin (b. 1999, Leeds) is a Yorkshire based artist who considers a scope of 2D and 3D approaches to painting through processes of layering and building structures. Her practice explores autobiography, often placing images of the self alongside reflections on the traits of introversion - feelings of being unseen or unheard in day-to-day life. In a merging of painting with photography through double exposures, Martin identifies contradictions between the physical and the cognitive, presence and absence. Her paintings are defined by an overloading of imagery and a muted colour palette which seem to wash away the figure. The resulting images are worked into through a variety of delicate and easily manipulated materials which offer a vulnerability and a sense of humanness in their fragile and skin-like quality.

Creative CV


YSJ Degree Show, York St John University, June 2021.

The Holy Art Oblivion Virtual Exhibition, April 2021.

YSJ Winter Show Virtual Exhibition, March 2021.

Art Behind the Screen Virtual Exhibition, July 2020.

Mid-Semester Show, York St John University, March 2020.



First Class Fine Art BA (Hons), York St John University, 2018 - 2021.

Creative Experience

Gallery Visitor Assistant, November 2021 - Present.

Converge, Art: Drawing on Life Student Volunteer, January 2020 - June 2021.

Art Behind the Screen Co-founder and Advertiser, May 2020.

Maggie's Culture Crawl Leeds Volunteer, September 2017.


Awards & Accolades 

Art Dissertation Award York St John University 2021.

Freelands Painting Prize Nominee 2021.


Art Fairs & Markets

South Bank Studios Winter Fair : 13th November 2021, Southlands Methodist Church, 97 Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1NX

Art in the Gardens : 4th - 5th September 2021, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Broomhall, Sheffield, S10 2LN

York River Art Market : 26th June 2021, Dame Judi Dench Walk, Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DR



TSDAP's New Graduates: 2021 Edition, July 2021.

Aesthetica, June 2021.


Past Projects