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international photography annual 2 exhibition-in-print
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Alexander Solomon
Coos Bay, Oregon

Southwestern Oregon Community College, Instructor


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For any landscape, my goal is  to make something pretty but unsentimental. To my mind, that combination tends to consist of pairing opposites, and where opposites meet, interesting things happen. I try to balance elements to a point at which they cancel each other out, and suspend the viewer in a state of potential for a moment before he interprets things one way or the other. For the viewer, I hope my work is like the cave in The Empire Strikes Back, "What's in there?" "Only what you take with you."


born: 1984, Salem, Oregon


Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA, 2012
Portland State University, BA, 2009

selected awards/honors

Best in Show, 24th Annual Juried Show, Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center

selected publications

Las Vegas Weekly, CAC's Latest Juried Exhibit Suggests the Direction of our Species, Dawn-Michelle Baude, May 22, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada
All-American, Volume Twelve, A Book of Lessons, Bruce Weber "Living Art In Detroit: A Tale of Two Cities Part 1 Cranbrook Academy of Art," New York, NY Little Bear Press, 2012

selected group shows

 24th Annual Juried Show, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV, 2013
Day On Fire: Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Slocumb Galleries, Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2012
Color, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
Still Life: Objects of Wonder, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, 2012







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