Sophie Penkethman-Young is a Sydney-based artist and arts administrator. Sophie is interested in how ideas and experiences translate digitally, how humanness could be described and how could it be uploaded to the cloud? Sophie’s works have been included in exhibitions across Australia, Hong Kong, USA, Europe and the UK. She has been a finalist in several prizes including The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane (2018) and the Fisher's Ghost Art Award Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney (2017). Sophie currently works as Communication and Engagement Coordinator at Firstdraft. She gained a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University School of Art & Design in 2013 and completed her Honours at The Sydney College of Arts, University of Sydney in 2014. She is currently completing a Master of Art Curating at the University of Sydney focusing on digital museum culture and internet-based practice. Sophie is the current Digital Manager of Runway Australian Experimental Art (2019-2020).

Sophie has made videos for Performance Space, FBi Radio, Remote Control Records and Fashion Label, Lee Matthews. Sophie has worked collaboratively with dancer and artist Amrita Hepi on The Ropes (2019) and A Caltex Spectrum (2018). In 2016 Sophie worked with Amrita Hepi and Jahra Wasasala on Passing which was presented in association with Darebin Arts and Next Wave Festival. Sophie regularly creates live visuals for events including Hannah Bronte’s Fempress (Liveworks Sydney 2018). Sophie works with DJ and producer Andy Garvey on record label and FBi Radio show Pure Space.