I'm interested in everyday, real-life feelings and stories. Painting is also a place where I can use humor to deal with [anxiety]. And for someone else looking at the painting, it's approachable because it's using humor to address something that can be quite serious.

Sophie Vallance Cantor was born in 1993 in Stirling, Scotland. She studied painting in London at Camberwell College of Arts between 2011 and 2012, 2013 and 2015.

The decisive factor and a clear identification feature for the Vallence works is the stylization of the figures, the reduction to the most impressive features and the strongly vibrating colors that spread out in the background and are used to treat the surfaces.

Vallance chooses an expressive painting that allows monumental figures to act pondered on monochromatic backgrounds.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021 "(Re)Birth of Venus" Pulpo Gallery. Murnau am Staffelsee. Germany.
  • 2021 Solo Show with Guts Gallery. London. UK.
  • 2021 Solo Show. Kogan Amaro. Sao Paulo. Brazil.
  • 2021 “Tiger in a Tropical Storm” Louise Alexander Gallery. Italy.
  • 2021 “Sophie Vallance x Banal” Galerie Tracanelli. Grenoble. France.
  • 2021 “(Re)Birth of Venus” Pulpo Gallery. Murnau am Staffelsee. Germany.
  • 2021 “A New Art World” Guts Gallery. London. UK. 
  • 2021 “Now, Now” Breach Gallery. Miami. USA.
  • 2020 “Original/Paper” The Contemporary London. London.
  • 2020 “Peeka-Fuckin-Boo” Guts Gallery. London.
  • 2020 “Limbo” Everyday Gallery. Antwerp. Belgium.
  • 2020 “The Just” Aleph Contemporary. London.
  • 2019 “Sophie Vallance x David Esquivel” Galerie Tracanelli. Grenoble. France.
  • 2019 “I’m Trying to Explain” L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca. Spain.
  • 2019 “Salad Days” YNGSPC Online Exhibition. 
  • 2019 “Manifest the Future” Castiglioni. Sao Paulo.
  • 2018 “Predatory Behaviour” T293. Rome. Italy.
  • 2018 “Her Presence is Fuel” Mo Gallery. Berlin. Germany.
  • 2017 “Mine, Others and Yours” We are BUD. Athens. Greece.
  • 2015 “One Potato” Two' Arch Collective. London. UK
  • 2012 “CCW Foundation Show” CCW Progression Centre. London. UK