About

I am an artist working within photography, with a keen focus on socio-political issues. My photographic career began in Liverpool where I live.

After studying Documentary Photography at University of South Wales, Newport, I developed an alternative approach to the tradition of photographic documentation through the construction of large-scale pictures – the metaimage.

My approach questions the traditional photograph, taking it beyond the immediate boundaries associated with the snapshot by extending the amount of time taken to produce a single image. The resulting artworks are large-scale photographic images, which seek to examine the relationship between people, space and place.

I shoot on film, which provides the means to produce images that have a heightened sense of clarity and precision. I then digitise the negatives to enable me to composite together a new vision – a metaimage that represents reality in a heightened hyper-real way. This technique permits each image to be viewed from a distance in their entirety and microscopically where small details can be seen.

Jussa has exhibited nationally including the Openeye and Bluecoat, Liverpool; The Grundy, Blackpool; Ffotogallery, Penarth; Royal College of Art, London; and internationally at ShangART Gallery, Shanghai. Jussa was the recipient of the Liverpool Art Prize 2014 Judges and Peoples Choice award.

Education

2011 MA Documentary Photography, University of Wales, Newport

1998 BA (hons) Design, University of Westminster, Harrow

Group Exhibitions

2019 ‘Can’t See the Wood for the Trees’ – Look Photo Biennial 2019, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool

2019 ‘209 Women’ – Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

2018 ‘209 Women’ – Westminster, London

2018 ‘Counter Culture’ – John Lennon Building, LJMU, Liverpool

2018 ‘Common Ground: 30 years of Football and Social Change on Merseyside’ Tom Wood, Ken Grant, Tabitha Jussa – The Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

2018 ‘Bathroom Darkroom Project’ The Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University

2017 ‘Techne: Creating Art’ – The Grosvenor Museum, Chester

2016 ‘Fieldwork Photography Symposium’ – UCLAN University of Central Lancashire

2015 ‘Modern History vol. 1’ Curated by Lynda Morris – The Grundy, Blackpool

2015 ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ – Liverpool Photography Festival Look 15 at the Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

2015 ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ – Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

2014 ‘Techne’ – The Gallery at St Georges House

2014 ‘Liverpool Art Prize 2014’ – Winner of the Judges & Peoples Choice award

2013 ‘Made in Liverpool’ – Liverpool Photography Festival Look 13.

2013 ‘In Parallel’ – St George’s Hall, Liverpool. Look 13 ‘Parallel

2012-2013 ‘A Lecture Upon The Shadow’ – Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

2012 ‘100 Years Of Newport’ – University of Wales, Newport

2012 ‘A Lecture Upon The Shadow’ – ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

2011 ‘Football on Merseyside’ – Museum of Liverpool

2011 ‘Show me the Monet’ – Finalists Exhibition, Royal College of Art & BBC 2

2011 ‘Reflex 2’ – Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff

2010 ‘Terra Marique’ – Ffotogallery, Penarth

2008 ‘Football – On the Edge of Passion’– FACT Centre, Liverpool

2008 ‘Liverpool People and Places’ – multiple venues across Liverpool

Solo Exhibitions

2016 ‘Let in Light’ – CASC (Contemporary Art Space Chester)

2009 ‘One City, One Goal’ – Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool

2008 ‘The 12th Man’ – The Picton Reading Room, Central Library, Liverpool

2008 ‘The 12th Man’ – The Winslow, Goodison Road & The King Harry, Anfield Road, Liverpool

2006 ‘Turning Tides’ – Blackburne House, Liverpool

2006 ‘Turning Tides’ – The Casa, Liverpool

Awards

2019 Open Eye Gallery Associate Collaboration Programme for Look Photo Biennial.

2019 Residency with StoryHack, Liverpool John Moores University.

2015 Arts Council England funding award for ‘Memorandum of Understanding’

2013 Liverpool Art Prize – recipient of the Judges and Peoples Award

Commissions

2019 National Trust Artist in Residence – Hardman House, Liverpool.

2018 ‘209 Women’ Female MP Portraiture

2016 Artworks for The Royal Liverpool University Hospital.