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Oprah Magazine Feature

For several decades now Oprah Winfrey has been an inspiration to millions, a stellar philanthropist, and a powerful voice for love, diversity, and perseverance. It is an honor to have my work featured in her magazine.

Insights: New Approaches to Photography since 2000

PHOTOFAIRS SF
San Francisco, CA
January 27-29, Book signing event January 28, 4-5pm

Insights: New Approaches to Photography Since 2000 is curated by Alexander Montague-Sparey, Artistic Director, PHOTOFAIRS and Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco. The Insights exhibition focuses entirely on cutting-edge artists using technical prowess and originality to push the boundaries of the medium.

Join the curators and artist of Insights for book signings and conversations about the exhibition Saturday Jan. 284-5pm.

INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks

Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, AZ
December 2April 9

This exhibition features 111 books published since 2014 that express the range of technologies and voices in contemporary photography books. My catalog Littoral Drift is  in the exhibition. It includes thirty plates, images of my process, images of the Littoral Drift exhibition at San Francisco Camerawork, and an interview with Allie Haeusslein (Associate Director, Pier 24).

Spectral Hues: Artists + Color

Palo Alto Art Center
Palo Alto, CA
January 21-April 9

As part of its 45th anniversary celebration, the Palo Alto Art Center presents Spectral Hues: Artists + Color, an exhibition featuring the work of more than 20 artists who share an interest in the power of color, and employ strategic choices about the use of color, in their works. The exhibition is curated by Sharon E. Bliss and includes Chronograph #9, my cyanotype book that exposes for the duration of the exhibition.

The Surface of Things

The Houston Center for Photography
Houston, TX
November 18-January 15

Curated by Keliy Anderson-Staley, The Surface of Things brings together a diverse group of contemporary artists who use photo-sensitive materials to explore environmental, aesthetic and cultural questions.

Of Many Minds

Euqinom Projects, San Francisco, CA

September 7 – October 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:00-8:00PM

Gallery Conversation: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm Klea McKenna and Meghann Riepenhoff with Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Of Many Minds features work by Theresa Ganz, Klea McKenna, and Meghann Riepenhoff. The artists share an interest in landscape, time, materiality, and photography. Their spirit of experimentation, in tandem with a deep understanding of photographic history, yields works that push into new formal and conceptual terrain.

The exhibition was reviewed in Art Forum by Kim Beil.

Exhibition Images

Of Many Minds   Of Many Minds

Chronograph #4               Of Many Minds, Ecotone #11 (Bainbridge Island, WA 11.09.15, Rain Shadow from Drizzle and Downpour over Poles and Chairs)

Detail of Ecotone #11 (Bainbridge Island, WA 11.09.15, Rain Shadow from Drizzle and Downpour over Poles and Chairs)         05_OMM

     07_OMM    Ecotone #21 (Bainbridge Island, WA 04.04.16, Rain Shadow from Fence and Cedar Tree, Mixed Precipitation)

 

 

 

 

 

What Light Can Do: Views on Photography

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Lecture Series
Tuesdays, September 6–October 4, 2016, 6–7:30 p.m.

I’m excited to speaking in the upcoming San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s lecture series What Light Can Do: Views On Photography. The series examines the impact of photography on contemporary culture, from art and science to our political and personal perspectives, and questions how photography can “preserve memory, create change, make discoveries, and inspire wonder.”

Lenscratch Feature

My work was featured on Lenscratch as part of McNair Evans’ California contribution to The States Project, where a photographer is asked to guest curate work of those sharing a similar zip code.

PDN Feature

Photo District News featured my work in Photography’s New Dimensions, an online and print article featuring photographic work by five photo-based artists who are pushing the boundaries of the traditional print.

Photography Is Magic

Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

July 14-August 11

I’m excited to be part of this exhibition curated by Charlotte Cotton, who writes, “the photographic practices represented in the final selection for this year’s Summer Open are rich with vitality and deep curiosity for the magical medium of photography. They share a fascination with and substantial knowledge of the historical roots and the contemporary state of photography.”

Littoral Drift

San Francisco Camerawork

December 10-February 6

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Memphis College of Art

February 26–March 26

A solo exhibition of my work, this exhibition was reviewed in San Francisco by KQED and The San Francisco Chronicle. Additionally, The San Francisco Chronicle featured a two-page spread about my work. In Memphis, the show was reviewed by The Commercial Appeal. 

“Riepenhoff’s exhibition, “Littoral Drift,” at San Francisco Camerawork is grandly conceived, conceptually solid and photographically experimental.” –Charles Desmarais, The San Francisco Chronicle

“The…magnificent “Littoral Drift #284,” [is] an expansive square arena of many sheets that seems to embody all the mythos and pathos of the human relationship to the oceans that surround us, as well as being a sort of star map to the nebulae and deep space beyond. The fear of the void is here, as well as the gorgeousness of the exhaustive and visceral experience of nature.” -Fredric Koepel, The Commercial Appeal

Produced in conjunction with the exhibition, the catalog Littoral Drift includes thirty plates, images of my process, and an interview with Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director, Pier 24. Strange Fire, a collective dedicated to current social and political forces, featured the catalog interview.

Cyanotype: Photography’s Blue Period

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

January 16-April 24

This is the first major U.S. Exhibition examining the rise, fall, and resurgence of the Cyanotype. Artists include: Anna Atkins, Henry Bosse, Annie Lopez, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Christian Marclay, Arthur Wesley Dow, and more. I’m honored that my work from the exhibition is the cover for the catalog, produced in collaboration with students and faculty at Clark University.

The New York Times included my work in their article about Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period.
Photograph Magazine reviewed the exhibition.
The Boston Globe reviewed the exhibition.

FotoFest Biennial: Discoveries of the Meeting Place

Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX

March 12-April 24

I’m thrilled that Karen Irvine, Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, selected my work for the 2016 FotoFest Biennial Discoveries of the Meeting Place exhibition. The ten exhibiting artists have been selected as a particularly significant “discovery” by one of ten international reviewers chosen by FotoFest from the 160 curators, editors, publishers, gallery owners, and collectors who reviewed artists’ work at the 2014 Biennial Meeting Place.

Salt/Water

Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

January 7-April 3

“The Salt/Water exhibition originated from a desire to explore contemporary photographs of the landscape from fresh perspectives. In the process of researching and reviewing work amidst the recent backdrop of a global culture tearing itself apart through hatred and intolerance, the exhibit has evolved into a meditative environment intended to connect humanity—to these photographs, to nature, and to one another, recognizing essential and shared properties of our existence.” -Michelle Dunn-Marsh

Sarah Margolis-Pineo reviewed Salt/Water for Daily Serving.
Michael Unchurch reviewed Salt/Water for the Seattle Times.

2015

 

2014

  • A piece from my Littoral Drift series is in Southen Exposure’s exhibition More Than One Way. Juried by Aandrea Stang and Kevin McGarry, the exhibition features work across media that exemplifies Southern Exposure’s commitment to supporting new, innovative, risk-taking contemporary visual art practices.Opening: November 21, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
    On View: November 21 – December 13
    Southern Exposure, 3030 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • I’m honored that I was selected by Critical Mass as a Top 50 Photographer. This international award is given by a panel of 200 jurors and includes an exhibition at GuatePhoto festival, curated by Center for Creative Photography Curator Rebecca Senf.
  • My artist’s book Eluvium is currently on view at the High Museum in Atlanta, GA in The Invented Image exhibition, which runs July 29-late December. The exhibition marks the opening of the Lucinda Weil Bunnen Gallery for Photography, and focuses on experimental photography in the High’s collection.Other artists include Dawoud Bey, Christopher Bucklow, Harry Callahan, David Hockney, Barbara Kasten, Vik Muniz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and more.
  • I’m honored that I’ve been awarded Honorable Mention for the Clarence John Laughlin Award by Del Zogg from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.•I’m so pleased that my series Littoral Drift was selected by Charlotte Cotton as the winning portfolio for Camera Club of New York’s 2014 Annual Juried Exhibition. My work will be exhibited in New York this autumn at Foley Gallery. Exhibition Dates: September 19-October 11, 2014, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
  • My work will be in the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art’s 34th Annual Art Exhibition and Auction and was named Curator’s Choice for the Exhibition by Executive Curator Cathy Kimball.Opening Reception: October 3, 6pm-8pmExhibition Dates: September 27 – October 25
  • Work from my series Instar was selected by Hesse McGraw, Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs. San Francisco Art Institute; Jane Reed, Photographer, Curator, and Documentary Filmmaker; and Judy Walgren, Director of Photography, San Francisco Chronicle for SF Camerawork’s exhibition Up All Night.Exhibition Reception: Thursday, July 10, 6 – 8 PMExhibition Dates: July 9-August 16, 2014, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California
  • My work was selected for the Center for Fine Art Photography’s Center Forward 2014 exhibition, juried by Hamidah Glasgow.
    Exhibition reception August 1, 6-9pm, Ft. Collins, CO
    Exhibition Dates: July 18 – August 30, 2014
  • I’m really happy to be part of SF Camerawork’s Fine Print Program. New prints by Christina Seely, Andy Freeberg, Peter Steinhauer, Lucy Goodhard, and myself are available now.
  • My work will be in the Secrets of Earth exhibition at Public Works Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
    Exhibition opens May 16, 6-9pmExhibition Dates: May 16-June 1, 2014
  • Work from my new series of cyanotypes, Littoral Drift, is in the exhibition Process at Photo Center NW March 13-June 4 in Seattle, WA. The Seattle Times review of Process features an image of my work.Exhibition opens March 13, 6-8 pmExhibition Dates: March 13-June 4Artists include:
    Garth Amundson/Pierre Gour (WA), Matthew Brandt (CA), Scott B. Davis (CA), Phil Chang (CA), Neal Fryett (WA), Sharon Harper (MA), Andrzej Maciejewski, (Canada), Curtis Mann (RI), Chris McCaw (CA), Kendall McMinimy (WI), Laura Plageman (CA), Charlie Rubin (NY), Meghann Riepenhoff (CA) & Brea Souders (NY)*As an extension of the exhibition, I’ll be hosting a workshop on April 19th that is part of the Materials, Process, and the Object in Photography course at Photo Center NW..
  • A piece of mine is part of Southern Exposure’s annual action, Smoke and Mirrors, Saturday March 22.
  • Please join me for the Spring Open House at my studio at the Headlands Center for the Arts April 13, noon-5pm. Building 960.
  • John Chiara, Liam Everett and I are hosting Landscape Alchemy, a project-based workshop at theHeadlands Center for the Arts that explores representation of place at the intersection of image-making and natural phenomena.
    June 6-8 in the wilds of the Marin Headlands

 

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2012

 

2011

  • See Riepenhoff’s piece online through BOMB Magazine’s Wordchoice (December, 2011) paired with poems of Andrew Zawacki.
  • Harper’s Magazine December issue features Collision from the Instar series in conjunction with the opening article by Alan Lightman, highlighting new thinking in physics.
  • Featured in October 2011 B&W and Color Magazine, the article, “San Francisco Bay: Four Photographers” was written by David Best and highlights the work of Riepenhoff, Todd Hido, Doug Rickard, and Janet Delaney.
  • Featured artist in the online publication In The Make, published by artist Klea McKenna and writer Nikki Grattan.
  • Solo exhibition Eluvium at Duncan Miller Gallery in Los Angeles, May 14, 2011, 7-9pm. The show features the series Eluvium. The exhibition runs 5/14-6/18.
  • Work from Eluvium, Instar and Darkmatter will be on view at Madrid Photo, May 5-8, 2011.
  • Please come support Bay Area Artists for Japan on April 28 from 5-8pm. The show is at Mina Dresden Gallery in San Francisco and all proceeds from sales go to the Japanese Red Cross Relief Fund.
  • I will have a piece in Southern Exposure’s Annual Art Auction–come out on May 7, buy some work, and support one of the Bay Area’s finest arts organizations.
  • Work from Darkmatter will be on view in April-May at Regina Rex in New York as part of an exhibition curated by New York artist Theresa Ganz.