Colourful artwork & colourful language tell Sophie's story of motherhood and mental health.

Glasgow based visual artist Sophie Grindlay creates vibrant paintings, paper collages and sculptures about the chaos found in the details of her life. Putting her own mental health & mothering under the microscope she uses the scalpel & her sense of humour to slice away the layers & decipher what being a mother and an artist means as an act of rebellion. Mark making & creating alongside her children she explores loss of identity in a patriarchal society. 


Exhibited internationally & awarded the Stanley Picker prize, Sophie visually interprets her ongoing struggles with identity, sanity, and raising wee ones. 


b. 1985  ~ Peterborough Cambridgeshire

Currently lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland


2004 - 2007 ~ BA (hons) Fine Art: Kingston University, London

2005 ~ Fine Art: Sculpture & Drawing: Grand Valley State University, Michigan USA

2003 ~ Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Wisbech Collage of West Anglia, UK


2006 ~ Stanley Picker Gallery Scholarship

2004 ~ Kingston University Travel Scholarship to Grand Valley University,  USA


Art of a Priestess by Maria Anderson ~ Book of Poetry

Femininity/Birth/Womanhood ~ Art work by Sophie Grindlay

Mother Like No Other Charity Calendar for Women's Aid

T5 Gallery - London 



Paper Festival Manchester ~ 2021 ~ Postponed due to Covid

Nicolls Gallery Glasgow ~ September 2021 


M Gallery Glasgow ~ February 2019 ~ My Mother is an artist Group Show

Six Foot Gallery  ~ January 2019 ~ Six Foot Gallery Artist Showcase

Project Ability Trongate ~November 2018 ~ 30x30 Exhibition

Selected past exhibitions

Nolia's Gallery London ~ An Obscure Cartography

The Cowshed London ~ After America

Calder Arts Centre, Michigan USA ~ Finger Food

Grand Rapids, Michigan USA ~ World Aids Day Keeping the promise