Sofía Clausse (b.1989) is an artist originally from Argentina, currently based in London. She completed her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design (2014), and the postgraduate program at the Royal Academy Schools in London (2022).

She mainly works with painting, paper, diagrams, and ceramics, to create a visual cosmos of her research into time, repetition, cycles, and language. Having come from a background in design, her process in the studio is influenced by tools, systems, symbols, typography, textiles, and a circular way of working with materials.

Central to her research are ideas of interconnection and spirituality, which she explores in her painting and diagrams. Her diagrams are a form of concrete poetry, in which she combines text, symbols, and lines to generate a new form of reading and expressing information. Her paintings of looping lines explore ideas of cycles, infinity, and repetition, and they act like a labyrinth where one can get intentionally lost in order to find oneself and one's path once again.

This interweaving and knotted line is similar to the path taken in the studio, in which all the works are connected as if through an invisible looping line, always on the quest to see where else it will go, and what else it will become.

Clausse follows a circular and alchemical way of production in the studio – in which leftover material, learnings, or processes transform and become the next. In this way, all of the works come together to form a visual cosmos, where symbols, words, lines, material, and thoughts are enmeshed in constellations of meaning, through which to learn, listen, create, and transform.

instragram: @sofiaclausse



Two-person show with Elli Antoniou at Night Café Gallery, London, UK. Link

Group show: In/Between/Ness: Women Tales from Latin America, at Somers Gallery, London, UK.

Solo exhibitions

Labyrinth at Municipal Bonds, San Francisco, California, USA. Link

Soft Water at Slugtown, Newcastle, UK.

Royal Academy Schools Show 2022 at Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK. Link

Now-here, now-there at Eve Leibe Galery, London, UK. Link

Along the lines at Kupfer, curated by Inês Geraldes Cardoso, London, UK. Link

Group exhibitions

Hilo /'hilou/ at Cromwell Place, curated by Amalgama, London, UK. Link

Distortion & Dissonance at Where's the Frame, London, UK.

Between the Lines at Grove Collective, London, UK. Link

A New Art World at Guts Gallery, London, UK. Link
Summer Exhibition 2020 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK. Link

S.O.L. System of Language at Eve Leibe Gallery. Link

re:assembly at Nationale Gallery, Portland, USA. Link

Artists' Tools at Special Special Gallery, New York, USA. Link

Premiums Interim Projects at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK. Link

Textural Codes at Koppel Project Exchange, London, UK. Link
LANDGRAB at The Shop at Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK.

Ginny Projects x Sinkhole Project at a fence in Museum Gardens, London, UK. Link

Grants, Awards, and Residencies

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Residency at PADA Studios in Lisbon, Portugal.

Almacantar Studio Award and Prize

André Dunoyer de Segonzac Hon RA Prize

Eaton Fund Grant
British Institution Award

Royal Academy Premiums Keeper's Prize

The Leverhulme Trust Bursary and Scholarship Fund
Louis Roederer et Philippe Starck Award and Prize

Sir Frank and Lady Short Award

Ernest Cook Fund Bursary