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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, 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

    • 2017

      • 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
      • Cyanotype: 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

    • 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

        • High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
        • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
        • Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA
    • Selected Bibliography

      • 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