Katharine Dowson studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art and exhibited in London, USA, Brazil, Europe and Asia. Collections include The Wellcome Trust, The Arts Council Collection, Cultura Englesa, Brazil, The Ulster Museum, Belfast Aberdeen Art Gallery, The Institute of Neuroscience Newcastle University and Private Collections. Her work was bought by Charles Saatchi and is included in Shark Infested Water, Saatchi Collection of British Art in the 90s.
Dowson was commissioned to create work for the groundbreaking shows, Spectacular Bodies, A History of Anatomical Art from Leonardo to Now at The Hayward Gallery and Head On: Art with the Brain in Mind at the Science Museum for the Wellcome Trust.
More recently, her work has been in Gregor Mendel, Planting the Seeds of Genetics, USA touring Exhibition, The Glass Delusion, UK National Glass Centre, Seeing Heads Hatton Gallery Newcastle, Solo show Mitosis, Newcastle, and GV Art London exhibitions Experiments, Brainstorm and her 2010 solo show Relics of the Mind.
In 2011-2012, her work will be in Images of the Mind/The Mind in Images, Dresden and Brno.