Photographs by Alyssa Minahan

February 13th - March 16th

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, February 20th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions
274 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453


My work is an exploration of the liminal period in my sons' lives between boyhood and adolescence, specifically their emotional and physical independence from me as their mother. I describe this complex and layered relationship by utilizing photographic materials, including unfixed gelatin silver paper and analog negatives, in non-traditional ways. The ephemeral nature of these objects mirror the feelings of wonder and loss I feel during this fleeting moment in our lives.

Alyssa Minahan is an artist and educator based in Boston who 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, Griffin Museum, 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 a Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and New Hampshire Institute of Art.