Education and Experience
I am studying for an MA in visual communications at University of Gloucestershire. Graduation expected 2018/19.
Taking part in Art Shape’s Art Bridge 2 programme. Details can be found at http://www.artshape.co.uk – this is a national programme for emerging artists who face disabling challenges.
Recently showed as part of the linked ‘Odessey’ exhibition.
Recently published in the October edition of Average Arts magazine – http://www.averageart.co.uk – an industry focussed magazine for emerging visual artists.
Published by Fair Acre Press as a contributing poet in their 2016 Stinging Nettles poetry book. Found at http://fairacrepress.co.uk/shop/poetry-on-stinging-nettles-ebook/
Out of the Archive – as part of the 2016 Bath Art Fringe Festival. Details of the show and my piece, Stakeholder Analysis, are at http://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/outofthearchive/
Cheap. New. Technology – Hardwick Gallery May 2015 – interim MA Fine Art degree show – please see https://sophiestarkey.com/portfolio/cheap-new-technology/ – mixed media.
I have never been a professional artist although that is my goal now. I was tax development manager at Hazlewoods in Cheltenham (2012 to 2014) and prior to that I was a senior manager at KPMG in a national role developing new businesses in the UK and global tax firm and latterly in risk management (1995 to 2012). I also worked with Ernst & Young and prior to that Arthur Andersen in Birmingham and London respectively
- Postgraduate certificate in Fine Art 2015/16 from the University of Gloucestershire
- ICAEW and ACA professional qualifications to become a chartered tax advisor and a chartered
accountant (1991 to 1996)
- BSc (Hons) ARCS in Physics from Imperial College, London – graduated 1991
- A levels from New Hall School, Boreham Chelmsford (1988)
- Olevels from Munich International School (1986