You are asking too many questions, my mother used to say. Sometimes there is silence, and that's okay. By looking attentively at ephemeral moments and seemingly insignificant objects of the everyday, minor revelations come to the surface, time flows in strange ways and sight becomes mysteriously heightened. My works are small meditations, a conversation with the ordinary, a momentary access to a timeless present where unspectacular scenarios connect us to larger moments of clarity, intimacy and grace.
Alyssa Fujita Karoui is a Japanese-Tunisian artist based in San Francisco. Alyssa left the corporate world of Information Systems consulting for the life-changing pursuit of photography. She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in the Fall of 2015 with a BFA in photography and worked as the Director of Programs at LensCulture. She has been living and working as an artist in the Bay Area since 2012.
Alyssa exhibited widely within the Bay Area and internationally, at the Diego Rivera Gallery (San Francisco, California), 1099 Gallery (San Francisco, California), Los Angeles Center for Photography (Los Angeles, California), Praxis Gallery (Minneapolis, Minnesota), PH21 Gallery (Budapest, Hungary) and the Datz Museum of Art (Seoul, South Korea).
In 2019, Alyssa published her first artist book "Minor Revelations" with Datz Press in Seoul, Korea.