Sophie studeerde in Arhem aan de ArtEZ en woont en werkt sinds 1999 in Amsterdam.
Ze werkt niet alleen in een haar atelier, maar maakt ook street art, beschildert auto’s, doet performances. Ze bedacht o.a. het interactieve kunstpodium #wienzebek op Twitter wat duizenden volgers kreeg, zeker na alle de media aandacht.
Voor haar schilderijen van stillevens en interieurs ontstond het project Home is where the artist; ze paste jarenlang in binnen- en buitenland op huizen van mensen die op vakantie waren en schilderde ter plekke wat ze tegenkwam.
Sophie’s stijl is helder, energiek, uitgesproken en soms ook ingetogen. Ze tekent en schildert de dingen die zij om haar heen ziet en ervaart. Door te versimpelen, vangt ze met haar lijnenspel het karakter en komt zo tot de essentie van wat voor haar de werkelijkheid is. Sophie Walraven speelt en onderzoekt perspectief en kleur met tomeloos plezier.

English
Sophie Walraven is a painter. She puts all of her energy and joy into her paintings. She crosses boundaries in the literal sense of the word by going abroad quite often to paint in a new environment, and in the figurative sense by trying new materials and new ways of reaching her audience.
Besides working on paper and canvas, she paints on car wrecks, T-shirts, abandoned sheet music and everything else she finds on her journeys. These new materials allow her to reach the masses in new ways, often guerrilla-style. The objects in her paintings vary from self-portraits and still life’s to  wild joyous animals. The message is that she can, even if the rules state something different. If the joy and energy come across, then it worked.
Sophie was educated at ArtEZ, Arnhem. Her work can mostly be found in Amsterdam. On the street – she likes to brighten up the city by gluing her work to power houses – and in several expositions. One of those expositions is at the Amsterdam Museum, that acquired two of her works from her ‘Art at the Scrapyard’ expo. (They also bought the ticket she received for illegally pasting her work through Amsterdam.)

For the entire list of exhibitions, projects and public collections that containt her work, please check her CV.

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