About the artist

Sophie Heinrichs works are defined by an exacting application of the linear and the decisive placement of large, often triangular shapes. She strategically utilizes unpainted areas of the canvas as foundational elements, incorporating their texture and colour into the composition. Every brush stroke, every line and surface is meticulously placed. Some lines are firm and dominant, others delicate and almost imperceptible. In her astute planning of each composition, she also considers the relation of present elements to other paintings. Therefore she often combines multiple, large scale canvases into grand tableaus.

Solo Shows

Odd and Even, Julia Ritterskamp, Düsseldorf
Förderkoje “NEW POSITIONS” Art Cologne, Köln
Alongside, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf


Sophie Heinrich completed her studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2017. She is a master student of Elizabeth Peyton. Before joining Peyton’s class in 2015, she studied with Tal R from 2012 to 2014 and with Stefan Kürten and Enrico David from 2014 to 2015. Her work has already been exhibited in Düsseldorf, Cologne, Berlin, Amsterdam and Mallorca.

Group Shows

FORMS OF DISCONTINUITY, Junge Kunst aus Düsseldorf, Galerie VON & VON, Nürnberg
The songs I would remember, KOP12, Essen
DIE GROSSE, Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
Keine leeren Versprechen, mit Laura Aberham, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf