Alyssa is a fine artist and conceptual photographer based in Norfolk, Virginia. She holds a BFA in photography from Longwood University in Farmville, VA. Alyssa uses photography as an outlet for storytelling, often cinematic in nature. She uses digital, film, and/or historical photographic processes depending on the story being told. She creates staged, surreal events, often using literary or historical references to further convey this false reality.  


2012       Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Longwood University, Farmville, VA



2022  40 Under 40: Virginia Artists,  Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA

2022  Shine a Light Juried Exhibition,  NEON District, Norfolk, VA

2021  Homegrown Juried Exhibition, NEON District, 1st Place, Norfolk, VA

2021  Edition Exhibition D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

18-19 Photograph for Public Art Wayfinding Insert, NEON District, Norfolk, VA

2017  ACT TWO, Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA

2017  Virginia Artists 2017 Juried Exhibition, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA

2017  The Slide Show Juried Exhibition, Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA

2016  The Eclectic: National Open Media Exhibition, D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

2016  Pop-Up Studio Artist Exhibition, Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA

2015  Plastic Fantastic VI, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

2013  An Alternative, Brass & Bellows, St. Croix, MN

2013  International Photography Exhibition, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012  Senior Exhibition, LCVA, Farmville, VA

2011  Short Twig: A collection of paper works, Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA

2011  The Illustrated Accordion, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI

2011  Faces of the Feminine: Superheroines and Popular 2011 Culture, Seminole Community  Library, Tampa Bay, FL



2021  First Place in Homegrown Exhibition, (Juror: Charlotte Potter-Kaseic), 2021

2018  $100 Honorarium, NEON District, Norfolk, VA

2017  Photography Award of Distinction, Virginia Artist  Juried Exhibition, (Juror: Leigh Ann  Chambers), Charles H. Taylor Center, Hampton, VA

2016  People’s Choice Award, The Eclectic: National Open Media Exhibition, D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

2011  Bishop Scholarship for Art, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

2011  Published photography, Incite Journal of Academic Scholarship, Longwood University, Farmville, VA



 Digital Content Specialist/Gallery Assistant, 2015 – 2017

Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA

(Assist the Director in running the gallery and Studio Artist Program; Responsible for all creative, graphic design, photography, and social media)


Archival Digitization Specialist (Contract),, 2015 

Richmond, VA

 (Photographed historical documents)


Photography Assistant (Contract), 2012-2013

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

(Assisted in shooting over 75 pieces of glass art for publication)


Photography Intern,  Fall 2012

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA



Member of the NEON Arts District Event Subcommittee, 2016-Present

Member of the NEON Arts District Committee, 2016-Present

Assistant to the chair of the Public Art Subcommittee, 2016-2018

Juror and Coordinator, Pop-Up Art Galleries, NEON Festival, 2017-Present

Board Member and Marketing, Watershed Art House, 2017-2018

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