Sophie Morgan

Painting of Sophie Morgan holding her objects, a paintbrush and a book Pride and Prejudice

Painting of Sophie Morgan holding her objects, a paintbrush and a book Pride and Prejudice

Sophie Morgan

Artist, Campaigner and runner up in the BBC television reality show ‘Britain’s Missing Top Model’

Oil on canvas, 30″ x 36″, 2011

Sophie Morgan is a practicing artist who seeks to challenge perceptions of disability through her
work. She set up the IMPERFECT campaign, launched on Facebook, which
aims to celebrate diversity by drawing attention to individuals who have
surpassed expectation and affected change in all areas of life. IMPERFECT also
strives to raise awareness of the disability-based discrimination experienced
by huge numbers within the UK on a daily basis and to empower individuals to
call an end to inequality.

She also starred in the original lineup of the BBC programme Beyond Boundaries where a group of eleven
disabled participants took an epic trek across Nicaragua.

“I had an amazing time with Tanya at the
Tate Modern. Being an artist myself, it was really fun to be on the other side
of the portrait making process!

What Tanya is doing with the Revealing Culture: HeadOn project is really inspirational and I
hope it encourages more disabled people to express themselves through art. It
was a privilege to be painted by Tanya and I can’t wait to see the final
image!”

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