Meghann Riepenhoff is an artist based on the west coast of the United States. Her work is in the collections of the Harvard Art Museum, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and has published two monographs with Radius Books and Yossi Milo Gallery. Riepenhoff is most well known for her unique cyanotypes, a process she discovered while working in collaboration with elements in the environment.
“For much of the past decade, Meghann Riepenhoff has been methodically following a unique photographic path, allowing the natural properties of water to be her guide. At the center of her practice lies the physical, camera-less cyanotype process, and water (in its countless forms) has been her consistent subject… Riepenhoff is wrestling with a partner who is unwilling to entirely give up her secrets; each project pries a few more clues and details loose, but the whole unruly spirit is still tantalizing elusive. Perhaps this what gives Riepenhoff’s best compositions their lasting interest – she’s captured a fleeting glimpse of something elemental and eternal, but never quite tamed the raw power that lies underneath.”
-Loring Knoblauch, excerpt from a recent review of Ice at Yossi Milo Gallery