b. Atlanta, GA, 1979



MFA San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


BFA University of Georgia, Athens, GA


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


Ice, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


Ice, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Upwelling, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX


Nearshore, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

Ecotone, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


Imprint, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

Solo Exhibition, Bolinas Museum of Art, Bolinas, CA


Littoral Drift Nearshore, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME

Littoral Drift, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


Littoral Drift, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN


Littoral Drift, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA


Surface Disruptions, University of Missouri Craft Studio Gallery, Columbia, MO


Eluvium, Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Instar, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Some Humanly Visible Part of Shapelessness in Endlessness, Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico


Floating+Falling, IDEAL, Calgary, Canada


Planetary Confinement, The Other Gallery, Banff, Canada


What Glows Sees, Ft. Mason Pavillion, San Francisco Art Institute MFA Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions


The Home Ground Collection, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE


Fantastic Visions: Surreal and Constructed Images, The Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX

Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

What Photography Is, The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

Watershed: Surfacing Histories in the Great Lakes Basin, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

Momentous Gesture, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA


Chromotherapy, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Songs of the Sky: Photography & the Cloud, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Ansel Adams in Our Time, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR


Ansel Adams in Our Time, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Process and Invention: West Coast Photographers Expanding the Medium, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Image + Object, New Museum Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA

Photography to the Test of Abstraction, FRAC Normandie Rouen, Rouen, France; Micro-Onde, Centre d’art contemporain de l’Onde, Vélizy-Villacoublay, France; and Centre Photographie D’Île De-France, Pontault-Combault, France

Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

Alternative Testimony, Detroit, MI


Another West, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Women In Color, Galerie Miranda, Paris, France

A Cure for Everything, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA


New Territory: Landscape Photography Today, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Object Lessons: Photography at Cornell, 1869-2018, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Ansel Adams in Our Time, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works, New York Public Library, New York, NY

Betwixt and Between: Photography, Time and Place, Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI

Printstallations, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA


Women in Color, The Rubber Factory, New York, NY

Women in Photography, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA

re:collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Phenomenon, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

All Natural, San Diego State University Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA

Low Fidelity: The Action of Light, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

Minimal Mostly, Deborah Ronnen Fine Art, Rochester, New York, NY

Spectral Hues: Artists + Color, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

Insights: New Approaches to Photography Since 2000, PHOTOFAIRS, San Francisco, CA

Infocus, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Water, William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


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

Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Salt/Water, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA


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


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


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


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


Madrid Photo, Madrid, Spain

Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA


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


Switchback, The Other Gallery, Banff, Canada

Elevator Intervention, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada


Landscape, Other, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Home, Root Division, San Francisco, CA


Seen Through Glass, Conflux Festival for Contemporary Psychogeography, Brooklyn, NY

Grants and Awards


Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY


Award, The Fleishhacker Foundation


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)


Baum Award, San Francisco, CA (nominated)


Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA


Artist in Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada


Artist in Residence, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA


Darwall Scholarship, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada

Cosmic Rays Research Artist in Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada


Artist in Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada


Anne Bremer Memorial Artists’ Book Award, San Francisco, CA

Paul Sack Photographic Award, San Francisco, CA (Honorable Mention)


Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

New York Public Library, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA

Selected Bibliography


Knoblauch, Loring. “Meghann Riepenhoff, Ice @ Yossi Milo” Collector Daily 29 September 2022

An-Jen Liu, Annette. “6 Photography Exhibitions in NYC to See This Fall” Testudo 5 September 2022


2021 C/O Berlin Foundation, Songs of the Sky: Photography & the Cloud Spector Books,
December 2021 [book]

Riepenhoff, Meghann. Ice Radius Books, Winter 2021/2022 [book]

Coleman, Nancy. “In Atlanta, an Exhibition of Photography Made Exclusively by Women” on “The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week.” New York Times Style Magazine 15 April 2021

Mooallem, Jon. "Meghann Riepenhoff." Element: A Yoffy Press Triptych featuring Matthew Brandt, Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff. Yoffy Press, March 2021 [book]


Knoblauch, Loring. "Meghann Riepenhoff, Ecotone @Yossi Milo." Collector Daily 16 May 2019

"Meghann Riepenhoff’s “Ecotone” at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York." Blouin 14 May 2019


Knoblauch, Loring, “Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works @New York Public Library.” Collector Daily 31 October 2018

Boyd, Kealey. “Charting New Territory in Landscape Photography.” Hyperallergic 5 September 2018

Riepenhoff, Meghann. Littoral Drift + Ecotone Radius Books and Yossi Milo, September 2018 [book]

Delson, Susan. “In Denver, Landscapes Soaked, Digitized and Irradiated.” The Wall Street Journal 8 June 2018

“Guggenheim Foundation Announces 2018 Fellows.” Artforum 5 April 2018


Jukić, Nina. “Littoral Drift Series.” Reset the Apparatus! May 2017

Knoblauch, Loring. “Meghann Riepenhoff, Littoral Drift.” Collector Daily 12 April 2017

Hatfield, Zack. “Photographs Made with the Ocean Capture Its Swirling Rhythms.” Hyperallergic 4 April 2017

Dykstra, Jean. “Portfolio: M. Riepenhoff.” Photograph Magazine March 2017

Goldberg, Melissa. “This Artist Uses Water to Create Stunning Works of Art.” Oprah Magazine February 2017


Beil, Kim. “Of Many Minds.” Artforum September 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


Desmarais, Charles. “Meghann Riepenhoff’s grand (and pretty) experiments.” San Francisco Chronicle 18 December 2015


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


Aperture PhotoBook Review Summer 2013 [pull-out centerfold]

ZYZZYVA. Spring 2013 [cover, 8-page spread]


“Meghann Riepenhoff’s homemade galaxies.” Phaidon News 19 December 2012

Colberg, Joerg. “Meghann Junell Riepenhoff.” Conscientious 8 February 2012


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