Sophia Pauley is a Welsh artist currently living and working in London. She fluidly shifts between painting, drawing and sculptural installation, conveying the intense feelings of nostalgia and emotion attached to attempting to succeed in elite performance sport. The obsessive, repetitive process-led studio production mirrors the immersion of mind and body when training.

Sophia’s work comprises an ever-changing material exploration; she intuitively finds ways beyond the traditional modes of painting, resulting in three dimensional wall and floor based works. Her work reflects the parallels and contradictions of the concept of ‘flow’: an analysis of adrenaline, attention and control.

Sophia graduated with 1st Class BA(Hons) in Painting from ECA 2018. She completed a 2-year Masters in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London (2021-2023).