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.



2011-2014 BA Fine Art Photography, Brighton University

2010 Foundation Fine Art, Camberwell College of Art




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

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


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


Dipping Sauce, Elephant West, London


grass, peonie, bum, TJ Boulting, London




TIFF Festival, Wrocław, Poland


Post Tenebras Spero Lucem, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City


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


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


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


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


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



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