"A recent graduate from Whitecliffe (Auckland), Dowling's striking paintings explore the performative nature of human behaviour often with an unsettling edge. A keen observer, Dowling integrates the seemingly familiar into her paintings but has a knack for inserting an element of unease or surprise, raising questions for the viewer around the construction of the self." Wendy Richdale, 2017, Curator Ramp Gallery Hamilton
In 2010 I left my position as a police detective to study art. In 2014 I completed a Bachelor of Media Arts (Honours) at Wintec, Hamilton. In 2016 I completed a Master of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland. I have six children.