Rosalind Solomon is an American artist. Since Solomon began her work in the late 1960s, she has devoted herself to directly confronting suffering, illness and mortality. She has been the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Solomon's work is in the collections of over 50 museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art. She is represented by Bruce Silverstein. Exhibits at Bruce Silverstein Gallery have included "Ritual," which looked at different ritual practices around the world, and "Inside Out," a multimedia examination of the themes that Solomon has engaged with throughout her career, including struggle, survival, ritual and reality.
In her practice, Solomon has been motivated to interact with people dealing with difficulties that they could not control. Wherever she photographed, she wanted to avoid stereotypes and to see the raw realities of life. In 1987, she began photographing people with AIDS, meeting individuals demonized, not only by society, but by loved ones. The project resulted in the exhibition, Portraits in the Time of AIDS, 70 large prints mounted at the Grey Gallery of Art of New York University in 1988.