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Hendrickse? (Family Tree #18) by Sophie Gresswell


Sophie Gresswell (she/her) 
b.1991, UK 
Photography, photo collage print (signed and framed)
50cm x 60cm 

Sophie Gresswell is a multidisciplinary artist who explores identity, belonging and how we bridge rootlessness. In 2019/20 Sophie wrote, animated and starred in the short film 'Where are you from?' featured on BBC arts, a film which explored that inevitable, unanswerable question. Since then, her work has focused on reclaiming narratives, interconnected heritage and the power of storytelling, with a particular passion for empowering voices and visuals of women of colour.

‘I aim to use artwork to connect and begin conversations around identity and belonging. As a woman of mixed heritage my work often explores themes I encounter whilst searching for a sense of heritage across cultures and generations. My recent research into my family heritage has uncovered global histories tied to remote islands, lands of empire, exile and erasure. This has reinforced my need to explore the threads which link people’s stories together, and create work which migrates across places and time periods in order to show the complex but deeply human stories that bring us to the current moment in time, and inform the very people we are today.’

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