Bio

b. 1979, Atlanta, GA

Education

2006

MFA San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2003

BFA University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2002

National Student Exchange, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

The Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, ME

Academic Posts

2010 - Present

Visiting Faculty, Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Littoral Drift Nearshore, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME

Littoral Drift, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

2016

Littoral Drift, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

2015

Littoral Drift, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

2012

Surface Disruptions, University of Missouri Craft Studio Gallery, Columbia, MO

2011

Eluvium, Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2009

Instar, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Some Humanly Visible Part of Shapelessness in Endlessness, Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico

2008

Floating+Falling, IDEAL, Calgary, Canada

2007

Planetary Confinement, The Other Gallery, Banff, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

New Territory: Landscape Photography Today, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

2017

Women in Color, The Rubber Factory, New York, NY

Women in Photography, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA

re:collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Phenomenon, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

All Natural, San Diego State University Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA

Low Fidelity: The Action of Light, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

Spectral Hues: Artists + Color, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

Insights: New Approaches to Photography Since 2000, PHOTOFAIRS, San Francisco, CA

2016

The Surface of Things, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

Of Many Minds, Euqinom Projects, San Francisco, CA

Discoveries of the Meeting Place, FotoFest Biennial, Houston, TX

Photography Is Magic, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Salt/Water, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2015

Photography and the Scientific Spirit, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

Photography Sees the Surface, Higher Pictures, New York, NY

Fields of Abstraction, Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong

Landscapes with Juror Chantel Paul, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Imaging Now: Collected Visions, Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

Femme Papel, Rayko Art Center, San Francisco, CA

2014

Everybody’s Ocean, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

Constructed Image, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Up All Night, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

More Than One Way, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Center Forward 2014, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Secrets of Earth, Public Works Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Process, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

Smoke and Mirrors, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2013

Cover to Cover, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

One-of-a-Kind, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Take Me Away, San Francisco Arts Commission, City Hall Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012

Who's Afraid of Color?, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Antarctica, Under the Bed Gallery, Elephant Island, Antarctica

Flip File, Regina Rex, New York, NY

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Madrid Photo, Madrid, Spain

Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009

Ersatz, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Civilization and Its Discontents, Conjunction Collective Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Making Pictures, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA

Unconstrained Growth into the Void, Switchback, Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico

2008

Switchback, The Other Gallery, Banff, Canada

Elevator Intervention, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada

2007

Landscape, Other, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Home, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2006

Seen Through Glass, Conflux Festival for Contemporary Psychogeography, Brooklyn, NY

Grants and Awards

2018

Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY

2015

Award, The Fleishhacker Foundation

2014

First Place Portfolio Award by Charlotte Cotton, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

Critical Mass International Photography Competition (finalist)

John Clarence Laughlin Award (finalist)

2013

Baum Award, San Francisco, CA (nominated)

2012-2015

Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2010

Artist in Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada

2009

Artist in Residence, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2008

Darwall Scholarship, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada

Cosmic Rays Research Artist in Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada

2007

Artist in Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada

2006

Anne Bremer Memorial Artists’ Book Award, San Francisco, CA

Paul Sack Photographic Award, San Francisco, CA (Honorable Mention)

Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA

Selected Bibliography

2018

Boyd, Kealey. “Charting New Territory in Landscape Photography.” Hyperallergic 5 September 2018

Delson, Susan. “In Denver, Landscapes Soaked, Digitized and Irradiated.” The Wall Street Journal 8 June 2018

“Guggenheim Foundation Announces 2018 Fellows.” Artforum 5 April 2018

2017

Jukić, Nina. “Littoral Drift Series.” Reset the Apparatus! May 2017

Knoblauch, Loring. “Meghann Riepenhoff, Littoral Drift.” Collector Daily 12 April 2017

Hatfield, Zack. “Photographs Made with the Ocean Capture Its Swirling Rhythms.” Hyperallergic 4 April 2017

Dykstra, Jean. “Portfolio: M. Riepenhoff.” Photograph Magazine March 2017

Goldberg, Melissa. “This Artist Uses Water to Create Stunning Works of Art.” Oprah Magazine February 2017

2016

Beil, Kim. “Of Many Minds.” Artforum September 2016

Mallonee, Laura. “The Ocean Made These Wild Photos. Yes, Really.” Wired 30 August 2016

Evans, McNair. “Meghann Riepenhoff: The States Project: California.” Lenscratch 14 August 2016

Risch, Conor. “Beyond the 2D Print: Meghann Junell Riepenhoff's Evolving Cyanotypes.” Photo District News 11 August 2016

Bresler, Edie. “Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period at The Worcester Art Museum.” Photograph Magazine July/August 2016

Lowry, Rachel. “10 Things to See at FotoFest Houston.” TIME Lightbox 16 March 2016

“Q&A: Meghann Riepenhoff in conversation with Allie Haeusslein.” Strange Fire Collective 10 March 2016 [catalogue text]

Koeppel, Frederic. “Meghann Riepenhoff’s cyanotypes capture essence of ocean in ‘Littoral Drift’” The Commercial Appeal 1 March 2016

Margolis-Pineo, Sarah. “Salt/Water at the Photographic Center Northwest.” Daily Serving 17 February 2016

Loos, Ted. “Cyanotype, Photography’s Blue Period, Is Making a Comeback.” New York Times 5 February 2016

Hobbs, Jess. “Cyanotype Printing with Waves and Rain.” Makezine 15 January 2016

Zack, Jessica. “S.F. artist Meghann Riepenhoff works with waves on abstract works.” San Francisco Chronicle 4 January 2016

2015

Desmarais, Charles. “Meghann Riepenhoff’s grand (and pretty) experiments.” San Francisco Chronicle 18 December 2015

2014

James, Christopher. The Book of Alternative Photographic Process, 3rd Edition. Book. 2014

Upchurch, Michael. “Photo Center NW’s ‘Process’ is about more than images.” The Seattle Times 28 March 2014

2013

Aperture PhotoBook Review Summer 2013 [pull-out centerfold]

ZYZZYVA. Spring 2013 [cover, 8-page spread]

2012

“Meghann Riepenhoff’s homemade galaxies.” Phaidon News 19 December 2012

Colberg, Joerg. “Meghann Junell Riepenhoff.” Conscientious 8 February 2012

2011

Romano, Heidi. “Configurations of thought.” Unless You Will 6 November 2011

Harper’s Magazine December 2011

“Word Choice.” BOMB Magazine 16 December 2011

Best, David. “San Francisco Roundup Feature: Doug Rickard, Todd Hido, Meghann Riepenhoff, Janet Delaney.” Black & White’s ‘Color’ Magazine November 2011

Gratten, Nikki. “Meghann Riepenhoff.” In The Make: Studio Visits with West Coast Artists October 2011