Born in 1949 in Paris where she lives and works.
With her landscapes devastated by human activity, her photographic images, and her unfailingly remarkable installations, Sophie Ristelhueber has become a seminal figure on the art scene. In recent years, she has been the subject of major retrospective and monographic exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (1998); the Toronto Power Plant, Canada (1999); the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2001-2002); the Musée Zadkine, Paris (2002-2003); and the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Geneva (2005).
Her work has featured in group shows at MoMA, New York (1996); the Contemporary Art Biennial, Liverpool (1999); the Camden Art Centre, London (2001); ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany (2002), the Staëdel Museum, Frankfurt (2003); and the Musée d’Art Moderne at the Pompidou Centre, Paris (2005).
Sophie Ristelhueber presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2006: Eleven Blowups at the Banque de France.