Joey Solomon (b. 1997, New York City) has been featured in The New Yorker, Aperture Gallery and MoMA PS1 among notable others. Solomon’s images serve to advocate for invisible mental highs and lows of the mentally afflicted human experience. As an openly gay man with mental disorders, Joey Solomon’s work hones in on the psychology of self through portraits of his immediate family as well as a high emphasis of self-portraiture. Solomon pulls much of his perspective from personal entanglements in recurring themes of mental and physical illnesses based on the artist’s hospitalizations. His images continue to document motifs surrounding illness, gayness, ghostly emptiness and the erosion of our Earth. If nothing else, Solomon’s work serves to affirm a learning process of our tender and dysfunctional species.
In 2019, Joey Solomon earned his BFA in Photography & Imaging from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts. Prints of Solomon’s have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Solomon is currently based in Brooklyn, New York and is seeking work.