Keris Salmon. Born, NYC, 1959

After a quarter century as an award-winning broadcast journalist at major networks including ABC, NBC, the National Geographic Channel and PBS, I have spent the past several years in a multi-media artistic practice focusing on family histories and their links to the present. We Have Made These Lands What They Are: The Architecture of Slavery was born out of a visit to a Tennessee tobacco plantation that until the late 20th century belonged to my husband’s ancestors and their descendants. That visit transformed my life.

Career Highlights

Columbia-DuPont Awards Review Committee Juror - 2014-2016

National Emmy Award for Bin-Laden’s Brother, Dateline NBC, 2005

Solo Exhibitions

Jun 2018, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco

Feb 2018, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Feb 2018, Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Altanta

Oct  2017, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, FR

Dec 2014, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, NYC

Artist’s Talks

May 2018, Lehman College, NY

May 2018, UC Santa Cruz, CA

Oct 2018, Original Thinkers Festival, Telluride CO

UC Berkeley Narrative Journalism Conference panelist and presenter October, 2016.

Selected Group Exhibitions

April 2019 Pulled in Brooklyn, International Print Center, NYC

Dec 2018,  A Concentration of Power, Joost Van Den Bergh Gallery, London, UK

Oct 2018, Original Thinkers Festival, Telluride CO

Jun 2018, Emerging Visions: Creative Practice at the Nexus of Freedom and Justice,  Smith Gallery , Santa Cruz, CA

Oct 2017, What the World Needs Now, B-Complex Gallery, Atlanta 

Jun 2017, Black and Brown People/White Problems SAMSON Projects, Boston

Oct 2016, Tell Me a Story, B-Complex Gallery, Atlanta

Feb 2015, The Migration, Arsenal Gallery, NYC 

Feb 2014, Free for All, Space Gallery Portland ME

Mar 2012, Feast Your Eyes. Powerhouse Arena, BKNY


Smith College Museum of Art

Addison Gallery of American Art

Tennessee State Museum

Private collections: New York, Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco


Stanford University (BS ’81)

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism  (exMJ-85)