Alyssa Minahan is an artist and educator based in Boston who recently completed her MFA in Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Alyssa has exhibited her work at numerous galleries and museums, including the Danforth Art Museum, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, BU Art Galleries, New Art Center and Photographic Center Northwest.  Her artist book Trace was recently exhibited at Silvermine Galleries' 67th Art of the Northeast Exhibition juried by David Kiehl, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition, her work has been featured in Harper's Magazine, Phases Magazine and A Process 2.0, a performative exhibition curated by Der Greif Magazine. Alyssa is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and New Hampshire Institute of Art.

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

 

EDUCATION

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

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

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

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

Is Photography Enough?, SPE Juried Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT, Juror: Joshua Farr

Boston Young Contemporaries, BU Art Galleries, Boston, MA, Juror: Steve Locke

67th Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT, Juror: David Kiehl

23rd Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Juror: Hamidah Glasgow * Honorable Mention

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Boston, MA

Center Forward 2017, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror: Hamidah Glasgow

Expanded Landscape, Doran Gallery, Boston, MA

16th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Juror: Nick Capasso

Surfaces: Materiality and the Layered Experience, Doran Gallery, Boston, MA

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  *Third 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

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

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

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Digital Photography for Non-Majors, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Fall 2017

Adjunct Professor, Visual Language (Studio Foundation), Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Fall 2017

Adjunct Professor, Digital Photography I, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, Fall 2017

Adjunct Professor, Skills Lab (Freshman Foundation), New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH Fall 2017

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Introduction to Black and White Photography for Non-Majors, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Spring 2017

Teaching Assistant to Laura McPhee, Senior Major Studio, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Fall 2016

Teaching Assistant to Matthew Connors, Junior Major Studio, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant to Irina Rozovsky, Junior Major Studio, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Fall 2015

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

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

 

VOLUNTEER, CURATORIAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Co-Curator, Expanded Landscape, Doran Gallery, Boston, MA, March 2017

Co-Curator, Surfaces: Materiality and the Layered Experience, Doran Gallery, Boston, MA, January 2017

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

Co-Curator, Quicksand, New Art Center, Newton, MA, 

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

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

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, June 2014

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

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

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

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