Alyssa Minahan is an artist and photographer based in Boston currently pursuing her MFA in photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work at numerous galleries and museums, including Danforth Art Museum, Griffin Museum of Photography, New Art Center and Photographic Center Northwest.  In addition, Alyssa was recently selected to participate in the PRC 2016 Juried Student Exhibition and A Process 2.0, a performative exhibition curated by Der Greif Magazine. 

For print inquiries, licensing information and/or collaborations, please contact Alyssa at alyssaminahan [at] gmail.com.

 

EDUCATION

2017, MFA Candidate, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA 

2014, Professional Certificate Degree, Fine Arts, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA
Portfolio Honors, Departmental Honors in Fine Art Color

1999, B.A., International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program Graduate

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

2016

In the Dark, Doran Gallery, Boston, MA

Danforth Art Annual, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA, Juror: Jessica Roscio

The Work of Being Here, Doran Gallery, Boston, MA

A Process 2.0, Kraków Photomonth, Kraków, Poland, Curator: Der Greif Magazine

Quicksand, New Art Center, Newton, MA

15th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Juror: Paul C. Ha

PRC 2016 Juried Student Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA

Space Between | Seen, Middle Gray Gallery, Brookline, MA

2015

Punctum: 20th Annual Photography Exhibition (2 selected), Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, Juror: Julia Dolan * 3rd Place Award

Center Forward 2015, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror: Hamidah Glasgow

Off the Wall, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA, Juror: Katherine French 

Mentors, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA

I Love Your Space, 555 Gallery, Boston, MA

Sky, Griffin Museum of Photography at the Lafayette City Center Gallery, Boston, MA, Juror: Paula Tognarelli

Portraiture: Expression and Gesture, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Karen Haas

Regarding Beauty (2 selected), The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror: Kathleen Clark

Marvelous Things, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Aline Smithson

2014

Visual Narratives, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror: Scott B. Davis

Your Work Here 2.0, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA

Girls of Summer, The StoneCrop Gallery, York, ME

Graduate Exhibition, Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions, Boston, MA

Black + White, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror: Jason Landry

Shadow & Light: 2014, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, Juror: Julia Dolan

Undergraduate Photography Now! (Part 2), Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA

NESOP Black & White, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA 

Light Sensitive 2014 (2 selected), Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ, Juror: Tom Persinger

2013

PRC 2013 Juried Student ExhibitionPhotographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Phases Magazine, October 2016

Aspect Initiative, October 2016

Harper's Magazine, August 2016

Fraction Magazine, Issue 74, Seventh Anniversary Issue, www.fractionmagazine.com, May 2015

YourDailyPhotograph.com, "Sky", curated by Paula Tognarelli, October 2014

Elin Spring, "The Essential Minimalism of Alyssa Minahan," www.elinspringphotography.com/blog, October 7, 2014

LENSCRATCH, "The 2014 Honorable Mention in Student Photography: Alyssa Minahan," www.lenscratch.com, June 27, 2014

F-Stop Magazine, Issue #65, Open Theme Group Exhibition (4 selected), www.fstopmagazine.com

The Boston Globe, “Spelling things out, photographically” by Mark Feeney, April 7, 2014

Elin Spring, “The Kids Are Alright!,” www.elinspringphotography.com/blog, March 25, 2014

 

EXPERIENCE

September 2016 - present, Teaching Assistant to Laura McPhee, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

September 2016 - present, Visiting Artist Lecture Series Coordinator, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

January 2016 - May 2016, Teaching Assistant to Matthew Connors, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

September 2015 - December 2015, Teaching Assistant to Irina Rozovsky, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

October 2014 - June 2016, Volunteer & Program Co-Coordinator, Nights at the PRC, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA

August 2015, Teacher, Camp Photo, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA

July 2015, Volunteer, New England Portfolio Review, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

October 2014 - May 2015, Teaching Assistant, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA

October 2014, Volunteer, FOCUS Awards, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

June 2014, Volunteer & Program Coordinator, NESOP Summer Practicum with Take 5 Foundation and Urban Achievers, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA

June 2014, Volunteer, New England Portfolio Review, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

May 2014, Volunteer, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA

October 2013 - June 2014, Assistant, Career & Alumni Services, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA

January - May 2013, Teacher, Heath Afterschool Program, Brookline, MA

May - August 2004, Administrative Assistant, ABC International School, Tokyo, Japan

1999-2004, Associate, Asset-Backed Securitization Group, Rabobank Nederland, New York, NY