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Jessa Fairbrother

Visual Artist

  • Member of JSA since 2013

MA Photographic Studies
University of Westminster, London

Photography, performance and a needle are central to Jessa's practice. She uses the body-as-site to explore communal meanings and is concerned with making explicit the moment when performed gesture and gaze of the viewer collide.

In 2016 she self-published the artist book Conversations with my mother, which has been acquired by collections including Yale Center for British Art (New Haven, US) and libraries at Tate, London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Her tactile photographic objects have led to her being shortlisted for the 2017 Jerwood Makers Open and awarded the GRAIN portfolio prize at Format International Photography Festival 2017.