About

Sophie La Maitre (b. 1994( is a multidisciplinary artist with a deep fascination for the unremarkable and unnoticed, pursuing a more intense engagement with the material ephemera that are enveloped within our daily life. Working in relation to the site and within it, La Maitre investigates what it is that makes the places we inhabit familiar, and how best to re-present her own familiarity and understanding of these environments to the viewer. Through an intimate, almost museological treatment of discarded objects, La Maitre brings the flotsam and jetsam of the periphery into the foreground, reminding us that the mundane can also be precious. 

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Selected Projects and Exhibitions

 

2017

 

 (solo show) Mundane Matters: 6050, Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley, WA

 

Between the Sheets, Gallery Central in conjunction with Gallery East, Perth, WA

(solo show) Re(dis)covery, Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley, WA

 Borders and Transitions, James Street Light Lockers, Perth WA

 

Between the Sheets, Australian Galleries, Collingwood, VIC


Extended Focus, Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley, WA

 (+7046), Smart Casual, Fremantle, WA

Art Auction 2017: A Space Between, Paper Mountain, Northbridge, WA

ArtsHum, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, WA

 

2016

 

ArtsHum, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, WA

 

Printmakers Association of Western Australia (PAWA) awards, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, WA

Arts 101, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, WA

Bassendean Visual Art Awards, Bassendean Community Hall, Bassendean, WA

 

Emerged Youth Art Awards, John Leckie Pavillion, Nedlands, WA

 

Variant I, Breathing Space, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, Wa

 

2015

 

4.115, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, WA


(Un)Framed (Un)Limited, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, WA


Artists Books and Zines Save My Life!, Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley, WA


Abridged, Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley, WA


Transit Lounge, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, WA

 

2013

 

Big Heads, Western Washington University, Bellingham, USA

 

 

Residencies

 

2017


 Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley, WA. January - February


 

Working Experience
 

2016 - 2017, co-director, Another Project Space

 

2015 – 2017, Gallery Attendant, Spectrum Project Space

 

2015 – 2016, Organiser of Variant, an ongoing print exchange between students and alumni from Western Washington University and Edith Cowan University