Emma Cousin was born in Yorkshire, UK, in 1986 and is currently based in London. She graduated from Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include Introductions, White Cube (2021); Goldsmiths CCA, London (2020); Milton Keynes Art Centre, UK (2019); Lewisham Arthouse, London (2018); Edel Assanti, London (2018); and Dolph Projects, London (2017). Recent group exhibitions include ‘Soft Bodies’, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK (2020); ‘Ridiculous’ Elephant West, London (2020); Jerwood Arts exhibition ‘Survey’ at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK and G39, Cardiff, UK (2019); and ‘Ultra’, J Hammond Projects, London (2019).
Her work is in the Zuzeum Museum Riga, The Samandi Art Foundation, Bangladesh, Aishti Foundation, Lebanon, Azman Museum Malaysia and the Art Institute Siena, Italy. Emma is a visiting lecturer at Sotheby's and teaches painting and drawing, running workshops with galleries, museums and art schools.