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

Studio Two Three's Winter Print Fair

Look for my new Blue Skies Workroom hand printed, hand sewn, linen pouches and aprons plus some small prints at this year's Winter Print Fair at Studio Two Three, 3300 West Clay Street, RVA. That's Saturday, December 9 & Sunday, December 10 11-4. More information and a list of artists are here on S23's website  

VCU News: School of Business looks forward to another EPIC year with new artist-in-residence

Photographer Alyssa C. Salomon discusses the role of creativity in business in an interview with VCU News  Read the article here

Artist in Residence at St. Mary's College

I'm spending two weeks working in the Artist House at St. Mary's College, sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History.  I'm giving a talk with pizza on Tuesday 10/24.  What an extraordinarily beautiful place - land, water, sky and luminescence.   Thanks, Sue Johnson, for the great photo and so much more - looking forward to phase two in Spring 2019.  

Trunk Show at Quirk Gallery Saturday, October 28 - debuting new textile work

Aprons and zippered pouches hand sewn from hand screen printed linen, plus drawings.  Things I've made this fall in my S23 studio and at St. Mary's College as artist in residence.  Come see what I've been up to & come say "hi".

"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.