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London born & raised artist Maisie Cousins represents the fierce face of talent in Britain right now. Her work is hyper-real, confronting and impactful, her approach to making art is performative, using both Photography, Moving Image and Film as her medium to express.

Cousins uncanny ability to wrap her lens around the unsettling and the natural sets her apart from others. Exploring themes of power, femininity, nature, technology, the body and indulgence, Cousins’ work embraces every part of the human body, avoiding any talk of airbrushing especially in an age of perfection.

Speaking in a recent interview she says, “even the most beautiful people leak, bleed and shit.” Successfully avoiding the usual pigeon holing, her work has been accepted by both the art and fashion worlds, featuring in Dazed, i-D, Hunger, V Magazine and at Tate Britain’s exhibition on new representations of the human body.

Maisie has been selected as part of the Dazed top 100 and Creative Review’s recent Exposure series.

Dazed had a chat with Maisie Cousins & Francesca Allen about their joint exhibition 'I Feel Sick / Hot Flush' which had its launch party on the 9th February at the KK Outlet in London. The exhibition runs from the 10th until 27th Feb, be sure to check it if you have the opportunity.

Maisie Cousins featured in Creative Review Photography Annual 2016 as one of 5 of the best young photographers who captured the mood and our imagination!

Maisie Cousins on the cover of Vogue Italia Photo Festival! Her work will feature in the group show of the 2016 Photo Vogue Festival in Milan.

Congratulations Maisie!! Shortlisted for your first video with the wonderful Casi at the UK Music Video Awards - best newcomer Pop!

Director Maisie Cousins features in a group show at London's Annka Kulty's.

Creative Review examines work by Maisie Cousins who is consistently challenging and celebrating the ideologies of femininity.

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