CV

Selected Exhibitions

  • Harley Gallery, Welbeck Abbey, Identity & Dress, solo exhibition, Worksop 2016
  • Catto Gallery, duo-show, London 2016
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Manchester Art Gallery, Artists in the Frame: Self Portraits by Van Dyck and Others, 2015
  • BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London 2013, 2014
  • Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Royal West of England Academy of Art RWA, Bristol 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Royal Institute of Oil Painters ROI, Mall Galleries, London 2011, 2015
  • Society of Women Artists SWA, Mall Galleries London 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists RBSA, Portrait Prize Exhibition, 2013, 2017
  • Royal Society of Miniature Painters, 2017
  • Bath Portrait Prize, 2012
  • Bath Society of Artists, 2017, 2018
  • Blackheath Gallery, London, 2016
  • Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol, 2014-2015, 2019
  • Haynes Galleries, Nashville/Thomaston, USA, 2013 – 2016
  • Principle Gallery Alexandria, USA, 2014
Sophie Ploeg Blog BP Portrait Award 2014

BP Portrait Award 2014, National Portrait Gallery, London

BP Travel Award

In 2013 I won the BP Travel Award at the BP Portrait Award exhibition, which gave me the opportunity to research 17th century portraiture and the depiction of lace and fabrics in it. Inspired, I created 10 new paintings, a selection of which were exhibited within the BP Portrait Award 2014 Exhibition, which toured from the National Portrait Gallery in London, to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, Sunderland and Wales.  

 More info on the BP Travel Award.


Awards

  • 2d Prize International Artist Magazine Still Life Competition, 2015
  • BP Portrait Award: Travel Award, 2013
  • Winsor & Newton Choice Award, Society of Women Artists, 2011
  • Finalist Artist & Illustrator’s Self Portrait Competition, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Artists & Illustrators Magazine, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2016 (read here), 2018
  • The Bark, 2017 (read here)
  • International Artist Magazine, 2015
  • American Art Collector 2015
  • 500 Portraits: 25 Years of BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, 2015
  • The Lace Trail, publication by Sophie Ploeg to coincide with the BP Travel Award, 2014
  • BP Portrait Award, exhibition catalogue, 2013, 2014
  • The Jackdaw, 2014
  • The Pastel Journal, 2014
  • Pratique des Arts, 2012

Education

  • Ph.D Art & Architectural History, Vrije University Amsterdam, University of Groningen (Rhetorical Theory and English Baroque Architecture)
  • MA Art & Architectural History, Vrije University Amsterdam
Harley Gallery Sophie Ploeg 2016