Bio

Photograph taker.  Picture maker.  Printer.  Self-taught chemist.  Business woman.  Board chair.  Advisor.  Teacher.  Gardener.  Pickler.  Chicken keeper.  One time bread baker.  Kayaker.  Birdwatcher, albeit late rising.  Reader.  Artist.  Citizen. 

“My studio practice is like bird watching – guided by skill, graced by chance.  Searching for the picture from the mind’s eye that is realer than real, found in the process of producing each print.”

See Alyssa’s Studio

processing cyanotype print

"Animal Land" Invites Viewers to See a Hidden World at Candela Gallery

Karen Newton, Style Weekly, June 6, 2017 "It’s a photography show, except the photographer didn’t take the pictures. "Serving as artist-in-residence at Virginia Commonwealth University Rice Rivers Center over the last year, Alyssa Salomon collaborated with Rice’s director of environmental outreach, biologist Anne Wright, to capture the diversity of the ecosystems of the Central Virginia section of the James River watershed."  Read the rest of the review

Richmond Magazine 6/2/17

Out of the Dark(room) by Harry Kollatz Jr.

The photographs of Jared Ragland and Alyssa Salomon, on view at Candela Books + Gallery through June 24, present more than meets the eye. Ragland uses for a jumping-off point Walker Percy’s 1962 debut, New Orleans-set novel “The Moviegoer,” and the films “Stagecoach” and “The Third Man.” Ragland appropriates stills from those movies, along with distinctive aspects of the Crescent City. Salomon edited stills from motion-activated video cameras, capturing urban wildlife in the James River Park System.

Candela’s Gordon Stettinius explains how both artists are “masterful printers who have elected to bounce from positive imagery to negative imagery in their respective projects,” creating vibrations between the two bodies of work.

ANIMAL LAND opens Thursday, May 4, 5-8pm, at Candela Gallery

Artist Talk about 6:15.

A Chicken in Every Plot on Google Arts & Culture

The Valentine Museum has been partnering with Google Cultural Institute which has put full exhibition content and images from our exhibition A Chicken in Every Plot on its Google Arts & Culture site.

ANIMAL LAND at Candela Gallery

Solo exhibition opens Thursday, May 4, 2017 5-8pm with a public reception & artist talk at Candela Gallery. Come say hello.

Rustic Roost - that's definitely my studio!

Thanks Richmond Home, Marissa Hermanson & Sarah Walor for making us (me, studio, house, & chickens) look so good in this breezy but comprehensive feature in this month's R-Home Magazine. And thanks for the shout out for the upcoming ANIMAL LAND exhibition at Candela Gallery - opening in just a few weeks on Thursday, May 4.