MAISIE COUSINS

Works
Biography

Maisie Cousins was born in 1992 in London. She received a BA in Fine Art Photography from the University of Brighton in 2014.

 

Cousins's stimulating images explore the relationship between the beautiful and the grotesque with a visceral rawness. Her use of intimately cropped images of detailed subject matter pushes the boundaries of seduction and repulsion. The glossy and hyper-saturated images she creates include motifs such as food, flowers, waste and the impoliteness of the body, the latter as celebration of femininity.

 

EDUCATION

2011-2014 BA Fine Art Photography, Brighton University

2010 Foundation Fine Art, Camberwell College of Art

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

Jardín, cocina, basura y cuerpo, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City

Rubbish, Dipping Sauce, Grass Peonie Bum, Fotografiska, Tallin, Estonia

2020

Rubbish, Dipping Sauce, Grass Peonie Bum, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

2018

Dipping Sauce, Elephant West, London

2017

grass, peonie, bum, TJ Boulting, London

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

TIFF Festival, Wrocław, Poland

2020

Post Tenebras Spero Lucem, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City

2019

Peer to Peer, part of Look Photo Biennial, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Shanghai Centre of Photography, China, nominated by Shoair Mavlian

Body Fiction(s), European Month of Photography Luxembourg, Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art Luxembourg

FOAM Talents 2018, travelling to San Francisco, New York, London, Paris and Frankfurt

Beyond Fashion, Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer, touring from Hong Kong

ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, curated by Louis Wise

2018

In The Company Of, curated by Katy Hessel, TJ Boulting

IMAGE: Reflections on Contemporary Culture through Photography, Messums Wiltshire, UK

Bodyfiction, Fotofo festival, Bratislava, Slovakia

Seeping Upwards, Rupturing the Surface, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, part of Contact Photography Festival, Canada

Women in Art Fair, Gallery Elena Shchukina, London

2017

I feel sick / Hot Flush, Francesca Allen & Maisie Cousins, KK Outlet, London

2016

Into You, ATM Gallery, Texas

A New Sensation, Mother London, curated by Ashleigh Kane of Dazed & Confused magazine and Grace Miceli

Life Force, Untitled Space, New York, curated by Rachel Bell and Molly Soda

What a Time to be Alive, Sunday gallery, Los Angeles, in collaboration with Slow Culture

Zero Zero, Annka Kultys Gallery, London

Female Matters, Box gallery, London

2015

Late at Tate Britain, Cookmaid, digital commission exploring the body in response to Sir Nathaniel Bacon’s Cookmaid with Still Life of Vegetables and Fruit

 

AWARDS

Shortlisted for Deutsche Borse Foundation Photography Prize for the book Rubbish, Dipping Sauce, Grass, peonie, bum

Finalist for Paris Photo Aperture First Book Award for Rubbish, Dipping Sauce, Grass, peonie, bum