Sophia Pauley is an artist based in Edinburgh and graduated from the University of Edinburgh specialising in Painting, (class of 2018). The shapes, lines and composition of her work stem from environments associated with water, especially swimming pools, lakes and the sea. Sophia is focusing on the spaces in between the physical forms of the industrial world, using a bright contrasting palette to accentuate the flowing shapes. Her finished work uses the media of painting on canvas or wood, screen printing and painted sculptural installations.


First Class BA (HONS) ART: Edinburgh College of Art

Foundation at the Cardiff Arts Academy

Howell's School Llandaff, Cardiff 




Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem, 3 - 11 August

Joint show with Nancy Nightingale, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, 6 - 24 September


The Art Of The Party, Art Basel Miami, 1 Hotel South Beach, Miami.

Best of Scottish Art School Graduates 2018 show, Art Pistol, Glasgow: From 23 June. Abstract Art: Shapes

Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem, The Scotsman.

ECA Degree Show, Edinburgh College of art, Edinburgh.

The Salon, members show, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.

Hot and Busted, group fundraiser exhibition of graduating students, Edinburgh College of Art.


Build Up, group exhibition with ECA painters, Gallery 23, Edinburgh. The Student Newspaper

Summer flat show, group exhibition with ECA painters, West Nicholson St., Edinburgh.

Imago Mundi project, Scotland/Milan. Online catalogue.

Year 3 Running up that Hill, St. Margaret's House, Edinburgh.

Second, group show, Dublin Street, Edinburgh.

Liminal Spaces, group show, Edinburgh College of Art.

Astaire Prize shortlisting, Edinburgh College of Art.

Genius Loci: The Texture of Longing, ESAF, City Arts Centre. The Student Newspaper,  SYNCC

2016: Year 2 end of year show Too Much Too Soon, Edinburgh College of Art.

2015: Year 2 Painting exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art.

2014: Year 1 Art Tasting, Space club, Edinburgh.Awards


2018: Winner of the ACS Studio Residency Award 2018

2018: Winner of the Pittenweem Bursary Award (exhibition 3 - 12 August 2018)

2018: Shortlisted for the Astaire Prize

2018: Commended entry - ECA Supersize Image Competition

2017: Shortlisted for the Astaire Prize

2014: Winner of the Jane Coffin Art Cup


2019: Biennial Edition of ‘Peripheral ARTeries’ magazine art review

2018: Saatchi Art ‘Invest In Art’ report

2018: Voyage Magazine ‘Local Stories’

2018: ArtMag June/July 2018 for Pittenweem Arts Festival

2018: Aesthetica Magazine January Issue


2019: Granite House Mural, Stockwell Street, Glasgow