born in 1975 in Munich, Germany

lives and works in London, United Kingdom


2007 Steep Rock Arts Association Resident, Washington

2001 MFA, Royal College of Art, London

1998 BFA, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf

Public and private collections

AkzoNobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam

Alaia Chen, Hong Kong / Los Angeles

Braunsfelder Family Collection, Cologne

Burger Collection, Hong Kong

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Glenbow Museum, Calgary

Hall Art Foundation, Derneburg and Vermont

LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Neuberger Museum of Art, New York

Rachofsky Collection, Dallas

Saatchi Collection, London

Zabludowicz Collection, London

Solo Exhibitions

  • Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
  • Monumental, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
  • Genius, Greene Naftali, New York
  • Tatjana Doll/Sophie von Hellermann, Forum Kunst, Rottweil
  • Sirens: Sophie von Hellermann and Anne Ryan, Turner Contemporary
  • Angry Bird, Larsen Warner, Stockholm
  • Swirls and Circles, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
  • Ileden, Greene Naftali, New York
  • Petri Dishes, Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles
  • New Waves, Pilar Corrias, London
  • After a Fashion – A Play with Fire, Vilma Gold, London
  • Novel Ways, Greene Naftali, New York
  • Elephant in the Room, Firstsite, Colchester
  • Crying for The Sunset, Vilma Gold, London
  • The Lucky Hand, Greene Naftali, New York
  • Who Shall Survive?, Almine Rech, Brussels
  • Sophie von Hellermann & Josh Smith, curated by Anne Pontegnie,Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Le Consortium, Dijon
  • Maximus, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
  • Accidental Portraits, Vilma Gold, London
  • Moonch, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
  • Greene Naftali, New York
  • Judgement Day, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
  • No Man Good Island (with Brian Griffiths), Vilma Gold Project, Berlin; Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke
  • Goddess in the Doorway, Greene Naftali, New York
  • Neuveaux Commanditeurs, Nancy
  • Hot Fusion, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
  • On The Ground, Vilma Gold, London
  • Ghislaine Hussenot Gallery, Paris
  • Jablonka Luhn, Cologne,
  • Vacío 9 Galería de Arte, Madrid
  • Wilkuren, Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany
  • Jablonka Galerie Linn Luhn, Cologne
  • Vusering Hites, Vilma Gold, London
  • Saatchi Gallery Presents Sophie von Hellermann, London
  • Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions

  • 20 Jahre Langen Foundation: Drei Generationen – Eine Leidenschaft, Langen Foundation, Neuss
  • 50 Paintings, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee
  • Des rencontres et des liens, suite, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe
  • Turn of the Screw, Greene Naftali, New York
  • Papier.Salon.II, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
  • Turner Contemporary Open 2021, Turner Contemporary
  • Mixing It Up: Painting Today, Hayward Gallery, London
  • REWILDING, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Drawing Biennial 2021, Drawing Room, London
  • Kintsugi Dinner Party, Club Matador, Madrid
  • From Disco to Disco, Greene Naftali, New York
  • Collection as Poem in the Age of Ephemerality, X Museum, Beijing
  • ALLES NOTWENDIGE, Braunsfelder Family Collection, Köln
  • Collection as Poem in the Age of Ephemerality’, X Museum, Beijing
  • 3 Zimmer, Küche, Bad, Braunsfelder Family Collection, Köln
  • Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London
  • The New Frontiers of Painting, Fondazione Stelline, Milan
  • Jahresgaben 2016, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
  • Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York
  • Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
  • Jerwood Encounters: The Grantchester Pottery paints the stage, Jerwood Visual Arts, London
  • Die Moderne der Frauen in Deutschland (Empathy and Abstraction: Modernist Women in Germany), Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld
  • Katrin Plavcak and friends: History of Painting Revisited, Function Room, London
  • Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London
  • Present Conditional, Nino Mier, California
  • Imaginary Portraits: Prince Igor, Gallery Met, Metropolitan Opera, New York
  • I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea
  • Nuite Amricaine, Office Baroque, Brussels
  • Gen X, La Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Repubblica di San Marino, San Marino
  • Folk Devil, David Zwirner, New York
  • Out of the House, Cranford Collection, Fundacion Banco Santander, Madrid
  • Buy My Bananas, Kate Werble Gallery, New York
  • In the disappearing mist, the gift whispers, Focal Point Gallery, Southend
  • Howling at the Moon: The Artist and the Night Sky from Old Masters to Today, Dickinson Fine Art, New York
  • Party Animals, Royal/T, Los Angeles
  • Capitain Pamphile #3, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
  • Watercolour, Tate Britain, London
  • Der Menschen Klee, Kunst Im Tunnel, Düsseldorf
  • Printemps de Septembre—à Toulouse, Toulouse
  • Outrageous Fortune: Artists Remake the Tarot, Focal Point Gallery, Southend
  • TAG: From 3 to 45. New London Painting, Brown Gallery, London
  • New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010, Orange County Museum of Art, OrangeCounty
  • Pamphile Show: A pictorial novel in pieces, Jet, Berlin; Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
  • The Library of Babel/In and Out of Place, Projectspace 176, London
  • Don Juan in the Village, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
  • Sophie von Hellermann and Josh Smith, le Consortium, Dijon, travelled to Museum Dhonts-Dhaenens, Deurle
  • 100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art. Art on the Underground, Rochelle School, Shoreditch
  • The Alliance, Do-Art Gallery, Beijing and Seoul
  • Works on Paper by Gallery Artists and Ricci Albenda, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
  • Base-Progetti per l’Arte, Florence
  • Painting Now and Forever, Part II, Greene Naftali and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
  • Inky Toys Affinitas, Cerealart, Philadelphia
  • Looking Up, Galeria Mario Sequiera, Lisbon
  • Secret Flix, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt
  • Der Ficker, Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner, London
  • White Columns 2007 Benefit Auction and Exhibition, White Columns, New York
  • Art For Opera, Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery, Metropolitan Opera House, New York
  • Looking Up, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga
  • Out of Line: Drawings from the Collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Heroines, Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery, Metropolitan Opera House, New York
  • Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
  • Olympia (with hobbypopMUSEUM), Public, Paris
  • Sophie von Hellermann & Josh Smith: Collaborations, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
  • The Hardest Thing To Draw Is A Kiss, Wimbledon School of Art, London
  • Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna
  • POST-MoDERN, Greene Naftali, New York
  • Clarke & McDevitt Present, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
  • Mystica, hobbypopMUSEUM, Deitch Projects, New York
  • Die Graue Kammer: Pohl, Gursky, hobbypopMUSEUM, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna
  • The Drawing Project, Vamiali’s, Athens
  • Mothers, Oh! Art, London
  • Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
  • Art and Mountains, The Alpine Club, London
  • Hydrophobia, Henry Peacock Gallery, London
  • Cher Peintre, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
  • De La Peintre!..., Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
  • Immediate Gesture, Lombard Fried Fine Arts, New York
  • Paintings, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
  • Artagents Gallery, Hamburg
  • We all Love . . ., The Mission, London
  • OBERWELTE, Stuttgart
  • Mediated Cooperation, collaboration with Johannes Maier
  • Electric Show, The Great Eastern Hotel, London
  • hobbypop MUSEUM, Düsseldorf, London
  • Abbey Road, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
  • White Rabbit, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
  • Saatchi Gallery at Underwood Street, London
  • Death to the Fascist Insect That Preys on the Life of the People, Anthonyd’ Offay, London
  • Furore, Vilma Gold Gallery, London
  • Timothy Taylor, London
  • Angel Island, hobbypopMUSEUM at Nicc, Antwerp
  • What you buy is your problem, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
  • Trouble Spot Painting, Museum vanHedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
  • hobbypopMUSEUM, Düsseldorf
  • Spiel des Lebens, Düsseldorf
  • hobbypop Terror, part of Glut exhibition at Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf
  • Keep on riding - volkstümliche Malerei, Kunstforum, Rottweil
  • hobbypop publications, Niet die Kunstvlai, Amsterdam
  • Die Serie, Galerie 102, Düsseldorf
  • Hello Down There, Gothaer Kunstforum, Cologne
  • Drive-in, Düsseldorf
  • Coole Bilder, Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Cologne


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