Marysa Dowling’s photographic practice is participatory and rooted within portraiture. Many of her projects have an international focus as she works across several communities and cultures simultaneously to explore universal, human and democratic themes of communication and interaction. Participation and collaborative possibilities are vital to her process. Marysa is currently resident artist at Great Ormond Street Hospital with GOSH Arts and is working on her first book of a 10-year portraiture project with Smith Design.
Dowling has worked on commissions, projects and residencies in the UK, Ireland, Los Angeles, Cuba, South Africa, Mexico, India and Lebanon. Exhibitions include Journeys | Recoriddos with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Movement of an Object at The Photographers’ Gallery, How We Learn at Belfast Exposed, Reach Out at Tate Modern & MARCO Mexico and Portraits: Shared Experiences, Galeria Jardin, Guadalajara, Mexico.