Ritianne Muscat (b.1990) known as Ritty Tacsum is a largely self-taught experimental photographer and multimedia artist who has a keen and sensitive eye for the abnormal, absurd, weird and surreal.
Having started a course at MCAST, she quickly felt the confines of the educational system stifling her creativity and sought to explore and expand her horizons solo. In the 15 months since she has been working as a freelance photographer, specialising in artistic and experimental work, she has had her work published in several local and foreign magazines (online and in print) and also in a Dutch publication. Last year marked an important milestone in her career, when she was asked to give a debut show at St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity featuring a collection of 18 portraits. Titled Ritty Tacsum and her Humanoids, the exhibition featured more than mere photographs, going a step beyond the norm, and integrating props, costumes and memorabilia in the show, giving it a very distinct and personal touch.
She is currently working on two exhibitions, a number of commissions and the direction of a short movie.