Born in France, Sofie Dieu is a culturally and linguistically diverse artist. Her first encounter with art was through church. With a penchant for ritual and spirituality, her work is best known for its fragility and darkness.Sensitive to cultural cliches, she has developed from it a penchant for the non-obvious and what makes us unique.

Multi-art prizes and award finalist, Sofie Dieu's work was recently included in John Leslie Art Prize, Hornsby Art Prize, Sydney North Art Prize, Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, among others.

In 2016, she was one of the four artists who worked on the Camperdown Cemetery installation for the Sydney Biennale. She also co-curated « Keeping the body in mind » as part of The Big Anxiety Festival, in Sydney. 

In 2017, she took part to the Great Alpine Artist in Residence Program, from which ensued Calling for Rain. This Community project was at the start of a long term collaboration with the region and traveled in 2018 from Gippsland to Sydney and Melbourne.

In 2019, Sofie Dieu worked with Latrobe Regional Gallery and Creative Gippsland for their Artist in Community Program (Latrobe Literacy Festival). This year, Dieu also participate to Les Lizières (Fr.) and Falls Creek (VIC) residencies.

Born in France, Sofie Dieu’s first encounter with art was through church. With a penchant for ritual and spirituality, the artist is best known for her fragile, sombre, and sometimes violent ink paintings and textile works.

 

Poetic and humanist, her practice draws on her journeys to China and Australia. She explores how identity and memory fluctuate according to their immediate environment. Landscapes, people, secrecy, healing, and the dichotomy between light and darkness are some of her recurring themes.

  

Multi-art prizes and award finalist, her work was included in the Sydney North Art Prize, Waterhouse Natural Science prize and the Contemporary Art Award amongst others. In 2016, she worked on the Camperdown Cemetery installation for Sydney Biennale. In 2017, her work will be shown during Vivid and Mental Health Month in Sydney.