Sonia Boyce is a British Afro-Caribbean artist who lives and works in London. She studied at Stourbridge College in the West Midlands. Boyce’s early work addressed issues of race and gender in the media and in day-to-day life. She expressed these themes through large pastel drawings and photographic collages. Boyce’s significant exhibitions include ‘Five Black Women’, African Centre, London (1983); ‘Sonia Boyce: For you, only you’, Magdalen College, Oxford, and subsequent UK venues (2007–2008); and ‘All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale’, Arsenale and Giardini (2015).

She is represented in the permanent collections of Arts Council England and Tate Modern, London. In 2007, Boyce was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the arts. She is currently Professor of Fine Arts at Middlesex University, London and Professor of Black Art and Design at University of the Arts London.

Sonia Boyce by Maya Bailey