Couse earned an MFA from The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in 2010. In 2014 she was accepted into Brock University’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Doctoral Program where she is conducting research in the role that art production has on artists undergoing illness and body trauma and how art production at this precipice may contribute to reorientation after sizable shifts in understanding.
Her professional background includes: five years experience with management; arts co-ordination and administration and an active role as a practicing artist at the national and international level for ten years. With over five years experience in education/teaching; leading workshops; research, Couse has taught in Alberta, Ontario and France. Currently, she is teaching at Brock University in the VISA department.
A 2012 finalist and prize winner from The Primio Arte Laguna, an international competition organized by the Cultural Association MoCA and Art Laguna, Couse's work was exhibited at the Institute Romeno of Culture and Humanistic Research in Venice.
Other highlights include: Finalist, Kingston Prize, 2013; Recipient of The Italian Cultural Association MoCA, in collaboration with Arte Laguna Art Prize: AIR (2012); Artfunkl Residency Prize, Manchester, UK (2013); Iaab Residency, Basel, Switzerland (2012); Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) 2013 winner: Special Jury Prize; VAFF Selection (2012); Ottawa International Animation Festival Showcase Selection (2012). She has had the honour of writing and directing a short film with The NFB titled Sick/Malade as well as numerous gallery shows across Canada, the USA, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Trinidad,
Pakistan, Nepal and India.