(London, 1961 - )
Lives New York City
Raised in England and Australia, Fuss began his career as a photography apprentice at an Australian advertising agency in 1980. After moving to New York City, he gained critical attention for his experiments with pinhole cameras and photograms, which produced haunting images that speak to the alchemy involved in the photographic process. Throughout his life, Fuss has maintained an intense reverence for and fascination with nature and life cycles, claiming that “making pictures allowed me the possibility of a spiritual life.” Photograms of water droplets, smoke, flowers, christening gowns and birds captured in flight take on mystical and ephemeral tones. He is also known for reviving the laborious nineteenth-century daguerreotype technique.
Fuss has shown his work nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; MA, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX. The Mapfre Foundation, Madrid, mounted a comprehensive survey of Fuss’ work in January, 2011.His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, among many others. Fuss was awarded the Akron Art Museum’s Knight Purchase Prize for Photographic Media in 2002.