Sophie Willison was born in London in 1995 and
studied fine art photography at the University of East London.
Willison has been self publishing an annual printed magazine terra firma for almost a decade, which focuses on contemporary photography and design. Currently working on the 8th issue of terra firma which focuses on the topic of Anxiety.
She is currently working on forming an international collective, designing furniture, and has ideas for starting up her own gallery space - Sandalwood Project.
Alongside that she is also working on an ongoing project about queerness, sexuality and identity, of which she will be showcasing a selection of pieces SOON.
In her spare time she teaches as an Assistant Photographer at a North London school and designs as well as facilitates her own workshops under the guise of terra firma.
She is also available for Guest Lectures and for creating bespoke workshops to meet your needs.
Get in touch for more info.
Sophie Willison / sonofwillye / sophie-willison.com
Terra Firma / terra_firma_magazine / terrafirmamag.com
Sandalwood Gallery / Sandalwood Project / sw-project.com
Exhibitions / Book Fairs
Biblioteka Book fair - May 2022 & 2023
SOLO SHOW, London, Photobook Cafe Gallery - March 2023
Superwedge Press, London, February 2023
Bound Book fair, Manchester 2022
Terra Firma 2020 Diary Launch, November 2019
'Navigating the Blue' First Solo Show, The Shop Gallery, March 2019
'3+6+3' Pop Up Exhibition February 2019
'Hard Copy II', Goodspace Gallery, January 2019
Terra Firma Magazine - Issue 05 Launch Galerie Pom Pom, November 29th 2018
2019 Terra Firma Diary Launch, Airspace Gallery November 2nd - 17th November
'Hard Copy', Goodspace Gallery, July
'Rolodex' - Design Festa Gallery Tokyo, June 2018 rolodex.com
'Constructing Intimacy' Gaffa Gallery, June 2018
Rewind Gallery 'Dated'
December 16th 2017 - January 12th 2018
Airspace Projects Inc 'Airfare' December 2017
Volume, Another Art Book Fair. Artspace in collaboration with Printed Matter inc, October 2017
Design Manchester 'A Letter From Home'
Revue Bâtarde, Brussels Belgium October 2017
Studio NOCK May-June 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art Zine Fair, May 2017
Melbourne Art Bookfair, March 2017 (Terra Firma magazine presented by the IMA bookstore)
'Interior' Scratch Art Space, October 2016
MCA Zine Fair, May 2016
Goodspace Gallery, Sydney, June 2016
Interim show- Vyner street - Bethnal green, 2014
Pop 6 Cine-East - Pop up show, London 2013
Talks / Presentations
Parliament Hill School - Zine talk / workshop 2022
Guest Portfolio Review - Westminster University 2022
Untitled. 'Unfinished Prints & Projections' at 107 Projects, December 2016
Guest Lecturer at Guildford College, October 2015
ACV Magazine April 2023
Nobody February 2023
Motor Journal 2022
terra firma 2018 diary
Revue Bâtarde, Le Compromis issue,
published by Indekeuken editions 2017
Modulated by Noise 2017
As.iZ Magazine 2017
C41 Magazine 2016
Pamplemousse magazine 2016
Iolsi Zine 2016
Girls Like Us magazine 2015
Denude magazine 2015
City Like You 2022
Of the land and Us, 2017
Grit magazine, 2015
The Symons-Hatton Award (honourable mention 2nd prize)