b.1988 in Norfolk, UK.
British artist currently based in the USA.

2017 -19 Cornell University, New York. USA, MFA Fine Art
2008 -11 Camberwell College of Arts, BA (Hon’s) Painting
2007- 8 Chelsea College of Art and Design. University of the Arts London, Foundation Diploma


2021  Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship
2019 Casa Poli Residency Award. Cornell University Department of Architecture and Art
2019 The Dedalus Foundation M.F.A. Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture Nomination
2018 John Hartell Graduate Award for Art. Cornell University
2018 Cornell Graduate School Research Travel Grant
2018 Cornell Council for the Arts Individual Grant
2013 Jerwood Painting Fellowship
2016 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship May
2016 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship November
2013 WW Solo Award Selected artist


2024 Peep Projects, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2023 Open Season 7, Ithaca, New York, USA

2022 SOLO Shifting, Neighbors, Ithaca, New York, USA

2021 Bruno Cançado & Sophia Starling, Peep Projects, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

2020 The Collectors Room, JGM Gallery, London, UK

SOLO I’m Soft For You, Grayhaven Gallery, Ithaca, New York, USA

Creekside Open selected by Sacha Craddock, APT Gallery, Deptford, London, UK
Or High Water, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. USA
SOLO That’ll Be All, John Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, New York. USA
Site Work, Experimental Gallery, Ithaca, New York. USA

SOLO The Unforgiving Mould. Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, New York. USA 

BIG SNACK, Signal, Brooklyn, New York. USA
A Dot Between, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, New York. USA
SOLO Bit Of A Pickle, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, New York. USA
Your Guess, Tjaden Gallery. Cornell University, New York, USA
Continuous Painting 2017. Rand Hall. Cornell University. New York, USA
Window Sill, Griffin Gallery, curated by Karen David. London, UK
Creekside Open selected by Jordan Baseman, APT Gallery, London, UK
Painting & Structure, The Kennington Residency, London, UK
SOLO Studio Obstacles, 49aGallery, Highgate, London, UK

tendercies, Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA
Summer Mix, Turps Banana Gallery, London, UK
Drying Depot, University East London, Fine Art Project Space, London, UK
Piercing the Veil, Simmons & Simmons, London, UK

UK/RAINE, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 
‘P’ Horatio Jr, London, UK
SOLO A Better Door Than A Window, Horatio Jr, London, UK
Corporeality, Objects and Other Stuff, FOLD, London, UK
Autocatalytic Future Games (curated by playpaint), No Format Gallery, London, UK
BORDERLINE (beyond a rational aesthetic), C & C Gallery, London, UK
A Union of Voices, Horatio Jr, London, UK
Time to Hit the Road, curated by GersonZevi, Leila Heller Gallery. New York, USA
Here, there and somewhere in between (Project 1), Horatio Jr, London, UK
Sophia Starling, Kate Terry, Sarah Kate Wilson. Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance. UK
‘Flatpacked/Wrapped/Stacked’, Punk&Sheep, London, UK
The Time Is Now Ready For Delivery (Orgasmos), Cinema6 (Arcadia Missa) London./Farringdon Factory, UK
Jerwood Painting Fellowship, The Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, UK
Jerwood Painting Fellowship, Aberystwyth Art Centre, Wales, UK

Blugates Residency. Bluegates, Essex. UK
Jerwood Painting Fellowship, BayArt, Cardiff. Wales, UK
Overt Exchange, APT Gallery, London. UK
WW Solo Award/ Group Longlist 2013,WW Gallery, London, UK
Creekside Open selected by Paul Noble, APT Gallery, London, UK
Jerwood Painting Fellowship, Jerwood Space, London, UK
Ch Ch Ch Changing, Griffin Gallery, London, UK
Continuous painting, NewGallery Project Space, London, UK
Camberwell Degree Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
And You Thought Painting Was Dead, Hatch Space, Deptford, London, UK


New Paintings, NewGallery London, Peckham, London, UK
2021 Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY. USA
2019/20 Casa Poli Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Coliumo, Chile
2019 Ox-Bow School of Art, Michigan. USA

2018 Byrdcliffe,Woodstock, USA

2017 Treléx. Switzerland

2016 Vermont Studio Center, December, USA

2016 Vermont Studio Center November Fellowship, USA

2016 Vermont Studio Center May Fellowship,USA

2014-2017 Resident Artist at Ivy Dale Primary School, London, UK

2014 Land Art Road Trip Gerson Zevi Projects. USA

2013 Land Art Road Trip, Salt Lake City-Dallas, Gerson Zevi Projects. USA

2013 Bluegates Residency, Essex. UK
Curatorial projects
2019 Site Work. Celebrating 50 years of Earth Art. Cornell University. New York. USA
2017 Closed Door Series, Cornell University, New York. USA
2017 Painting and Structure,The Kennington Residency, Kennington, London. UK
2011 And You Thought Painting Was Dead, Hatch Space, Deptford, London
2011-2012: NewGallery London, Curatorial Residency:
2012 Folded Plateaus, Sam Mould. NewGallery London, London

2011 Entities and Elements, Sam Pullen. NewGallery London, London

2011 The Coincidence of Opposites, Bayly Shelton. NewGallery London, London
2011 Funk is Not Domestically Produced, David Mullen. NewGallery London, London
Lectures / Teaching Experience
2023 Visiting Critic, Intro to Sculpture, Cornell University, USA
2022 Teaching Associate, ART 2701 Intro to Digital Media, Summer Sessions, Cornell University, USA
2022 Teaching Associate, ART 1201 Intro to Painting, Cornell University, USA
2019 Artist Talk-Intro to Drawing, Cornell University USA

2019 Professor, ART 500-501 Summer Drawing I, Summer Session, Cornell University. USA
2017-2019 Graduate teaching assistant, Cornell University. USA

2017 Guest critic, BFA Thesis, Cornell University. USA

2017 Artist Talk- BFA Drawing students Cornell University. USA

2016 Visiting Artist lecture and studio visits- BA Fine Art students University of East London, UK

2016 ‘Piercing the Veil’ Artist Discussion, Simmons and Simmons, London. UK

2015 Visiting Artist lecture, Paint Club East, Firstsite, Colchester. UK

2015 ‘A better Door than a window’ – In conversation with Juan Bolivar, Horatio Jr, London. UK

2015 ‘Borderline’,Artist discussion- in conversation with Laurence Noga. C & C Gallery, London. UK

2013 Jerwood Painting Fellowship Lecture, Jerwood Visual Arts, London. UK

2014-2017 Workshops and Art Classes for students and teachers. Resident Artist, Ivydale Primary School, UK
Press and Articles
NIGHTBLOCK, December. Edition Eleven. Cornell’s MFA Artists & the Transfigurations of Discomfort by Robert Whitehead. December 2018
2015 Exhibition Catalogue. Saatchi Gallery UK/RAINE: Emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine. Saatchi Gallery Publication.
2017 Trebuchet magazine Issue 1, 2017. Hanging Offense, Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
2016 Simmons Contemporary, Beyond the Veil, Exhibition Catalogue.
2015 Solo Exhibition publication. A Better Door Than A Window at Horatio Jr. Essay by Ben Eastham.

2014 Art Licks Magazine Spring, 2014, Issue 14. Studio Snoop- Sophia Starling Interview by Ben Eastham.
2013 This is tomorrow: Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2013 review by Simon Bayliss.
2013 Sophia Starling by Jessica Lack. Jerwood Painting Fellowships Catalogue.



Private collections in UK, US and Europe