Born in Atlanta, GA, Meghann Riepenhoff is a photographic artist based in Bainbridge Island, WA and San Francisco, CA. She received a BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, where she is a part of the visiting faculty.
“She creates experimental living photographic prints involving a structured interaction between the canvas, the cyanotype medium and the chance operation of natural fluid bodies such as drifting tides along a shoreline. She harnesses processes of classic non-digital technology and non-digital photographic technology in order to invest in a process that focuses on the materials at hand and the physical elements of photographic image production.” *
Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA), Galerie du Monde (Hong Kong), Memphis College of Art (Memphis, TN), University of Missouri (Columbia, MO), Higher Pictures (New York, NY), San Francisco Camerawork (San Francisco, CA), Duncan Miller Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Foley Gallery (New York, NY), Museo de la Ciudad (Queretaro, Mexico), Photo Center Northwest (Seattle, WA), Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX), the Center for Fine Art Photography (Ft. Collins, CO), Euqinom Projects (San Francisco, CA) and the Aperture Foundation (New York, NY).
In 2014, Charlotte Cotton awarded her first place in the Camera Club of New York’s Annual Juried Competition, she was a Nominee for the Baum Award, received Honorable Mention for the John Clarence Laughlin Award, and was selected as a Top 50 Photographer by Critical Mass. In 2015, Riepenhoff was awarded a Fleishhacker Foundation grant for her solo exhibition at SF Camerawork (San Francisco, CA) and in 2016, she was featured at FotoFest Biennial Discoveries of the Meeting Place, an exhibition awarded by Karen Irvine, Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL).
Riepenhoff was an artist-in-residence in 2009 at the Rayko Photo Center (San Francisco, CA); in 2008 and 2010 at Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada) and between 2012-2015 was an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA). Her work has been published in The New York Times, Time Magazine LightBox, Photograph Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Harper’s Magazine, Aperture PhotoBook Review, BOMB Magazine Word Choice, B&W and Color, Seattle Times, and Zyzzyva. Her work is in many collections including the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA); Museum of Fine Arts Houston, (Houston, TX) and Worcester Museum of Art, (Worcester, MA).