Instar piece in private collection. 30″x60″

Born in 1979 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 Memphis College of Art (Memphis, TN); High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA); Gallerie du Monde (Hong Kong); San Francisco Camerawork (San Francisco, CA); University of Missouri (Columbia, MO); Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA); Higher Pictures (New York, NY); 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) and Center for Fine Art Photography (Ft. Collins, CO).

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 upcoming solo exhibition at SF Camerawork (San Francisco, CA) and in 2016, she will be featured at FotoFest (Houston, TX) 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). She has been published in Harper’s Magazine, Aperture PhotoBook Review, BOMB Magazine Word Choice, B&W and Color, the 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).


UNLESS YOU WILL-Issue 20 Meghann Riepenhoff    

*Excerpt by Justin Hoover