"My practice explores interrelations between poetic symbolism, gesture and narrative within painting, drawing upon both historic and personal symbolism to explore moments of biomorphic or psychological change." - Sophie Milner

Sophie's work functions to both encourage and disrupt the narratives she engage with, as a means of encouraging the viewer into a liminal engagement with the webs of associated imagery she interweaves. The resulting scenes are often filled with a sense of biological restlessness, that toys with the languages associated with violence and stillness, the figurative and abstract, and the self as perceived and felt.


Her writing builds upon the traditions of prose poetry, flash fiction and the lyric essay. Subjects of exploration include aesthetics, selfhood, the female voice and eroticism within art. She is currently working on a new series of paintings and writings exploring ideas of womanhood expressed within art, psychology and poetry.


Sophie Milner (b. 1987) is a London based artist and writer, she is currently completing an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, London. She has undertaken multiple residencies including, RE Centre Residency Programme, 2019, The Owl Barn Artist Residency, Gloucestershire, 2013 and The Roundhouse Artist in Residence, The Roundhouse, London, 2012.


Recent selected group exhibitions include: Cruel Intentions, (Arusha Gallery, London, 2021), Circle, (44 Great Russel Street, London, 2021), Tamesis, (RE: Centre, London, 2019), Ceaseless Ennui, (The Crypt Gallery, London, 2015), Damp Spring, (18 French Place, London, 2015) and Princes Trust Exhibition, (57 Arts, London, 2015).


Recent selected solo exhibitions include: Unstitching, (Arusha Gallery, London, 2022), Sleepwakers, (Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, 2016) and Spilt Salt, (Studio 1.1 Gallery, London, 2015).


Her work has been widely featured in publications including Harper's Bazaar Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, Create Magazine and Wide Walls. She is also known for her record cover artwork for musicians including Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons, Rachel Sermanni, Emily and the Woods and Pete Roe. Sophie Milner is currently represented by Arusha Gallery.