Meghann Riepenhoff was reviewed by Loring Knoblaugh for Collector Daily. Knoblauch writes, "As the years pass and pictures pile up, it feels like 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." Read the full article on Collector Daily's website.
Meghann Riepenhoff’s Chronograph #1 (2015-16), a thirty-two-page hand-bound cyanotype accordion book, was featured in What Photography Is, an exhibition at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. The show presented innovative photographic works of varying mediums, each of which responds to contemporary social concerns such as ecological destruction and the passage of time. To learn more about the show, please visit the museum website.
Meghann Riepenhoff participated in a group exhibition, Songs of the Sky: Photography and the Cloud at the C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany, from December 11, 2021 – April 21, 2022. The exhibition explored the “cloud” as a conceptual bridge between historical photography, which looked to the skies for inspiration, and our current moment, in which the cloud is a more nebulous technology. This show was planned with Les Rencontres d’Arles. For more information, please see the C/O website.
Meghann Riepenhoff presented the Anderman Photography Lecture at the Denver Art Museum in Denver, CO, on May 11, 2021. The quarterly lecture series is sponsored by the museum’s Photography Department, and presents talks by preeminent creators and thinkers in photography today. For more information, please see the museum website.
Meghann Riepenhoff was included in a group exhibition, Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection, at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA through August 1, 2021. The exhibition charted arenas of the photographic medium where women have significantly contributed and often pioneered the field, from photojournalism to process-based work. For more information, please see the museum website.
A new monograph by Meghann Riepenhoff, Ice, was launched in Spring 2021. The book features a series of cyanotype prints made in collaboration with freezing landscapes, from Walden Pond to creeks in western Washington, whose unique environmental attributes become physically inscribed into the photographic materials. Ice is co-published by Radius Books and Yossi Milo, with text by Rebecca Solnit. For more information, please visit the Radius Books website.
Matthew Brandt, Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff and Mark Ruwedel at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Works by Matthew Brandt, Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff were on view in Ansel Adams in Our Time at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR, from September 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021. The exhibition featured Adams’ photographs juxtaposed with those by 19th-century photographers who inspired him and works by contemporary artists influenced by his legacy. Having debuted at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the show will also travel to Portland Art Museum, in Oregon. For more information, please visit the Crystal Bridges website.
Photographs by Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff were featured in Image + Object, presented from July 10 - November 29, 2020 at New Museum Los Gatos, in Los Gatos, CA. The exhibition features work by four Bay Area artists, each exploring different methods of relating the photographic process and the subject of the image. For more information, please visit the New Museum Los Gatos website.
Large-scale cyanotypes by Meghann Riepenhoff were on view in Women in Photography – Lay of the Land at Informality Gallery in Henley-on-Thames, UK from October 15, 2020 – January 9, 2021. Curated by Informality and Virginia Woods-Jack, the exhibition featured artists from the UK, New Zealand, Australia and North America, whose photo-based works address the interrelationship between themselves and their natural surroundings. For more information, please visit Informality’s website.
Works by Meghann Riepenhoff and Mark Ruwedel were on view in Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE, from February 8 - October 18, 2020. Featuring works ranging from abstract, cameraless and digitally manipulated to ‘straight’ photography, the exhibition’s 20 artists surveyed possibilities for understanding, and undermining, the notion of photographic veracity. Other featured artists include James Casabere, John Divola, Lalla Essaydi, Mickalene Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems. For more information, please visit the Joslyn Art Museum website.
A solo exhibition of photographic works by Meghann Riepenhoff, Nearshore, was on view at the Bolinas Museum in Bolinas, CA, from June 15 - August 11, 2019. Nearshore presenteddynamic cyanotypes created on the water’s edge, featuring visual evidence of great wild fires in the Northwest, tidal charts informed by the rhythms of the ocean in Bolinas and other unique collaborations with nature. For more information, please visit the Bolinas Museum website.
Unique works by Meghann Riepenhoff and Alison Rossiter were on view in Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works at the New York Public Library in New York City, from September 28, 2018 – January 6, 2019. Taking place in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the exhibition featured contemporary works that reflect Atkins’ innovative approach to image-making. Other featured artists include Katherine Hubbard, Owen Kydd, Penelope Umbrico and Ellen Zeigler. A companion exhibition of original works by Atkins was also on view from October 19 – 2016 through January 16, 2019. For more information, please visit the New York Public Library website.
Yossi Milo Gallery, in collaboration with Radius Books, released Meghann Riepenhoff’s debut monograph in Fall 2018. Littoral Drift + Ecotone offers a comprehensive look at Riepenhoff’s dynamic cyanotypes, made in collaboration with elements such as rain, ocean waves, sediment and icicles. For more information, please visit the gallery’s Publications page.
Meghann Riepenhoff was named a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. Riepenhoff’s work questions the nature of our relationships to the landscape, images, time, and impermanence. For more information, please visit the Guggenheim Foundation website.
Cyanotypes by Meghann Riepenhoff were on view in Printstallations at the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art in San Jose, CA, from February 24 - June 10, 2018. The exhibition presented the work of artists who experiment in the print medium and create artworks that materialize in large-scale installations. Other featured artists include Kyoko Fischer, Pantea Karimi and Sarah Sanford. For more information, please visit the San Jose ICA website
Meghann Riepenhoff Lecture at Cornell University
Meghann Riepenhoff discussed the process involved in creating her cyanotypes at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, on October 18, 2018. The talk was held in conjunction with the exhibition Object Lessons: Photography at Cornell, 1869-2018, on view at the Johnson Museum of Art from September 6 – December 23, 2018.
Meghann Riepenhoff lead a special workshop at the Penumbra Foundation in New York City on October 21, 2018. Riepenhoff discussed her unique cyanotypes, bookmaking practice, and new monograph Littoral Drift + Ecotone. Participants learned to make their own cyanotypes and explore other alternative photographic techniques. For more information, please visit the Penumbra Foundation website.
Meghann Riepenhoff gave a lecture at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA, on September 27, 2018 as part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival. The artist discussed the evolution of her unique process creating large-scale cyanotypes in nature. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website.
Yossi Milo Gallery participated in the NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, in Long Island City, NY, from September 21-23, 2018. The gallery premiered Meghann Riepenhoff’s first monograph, Littoral Drift + Ecotone, co-published by Yossi Milo Gallery and Radius Books, in addition to featuring Sanlé Sory’s limited edition book of portraits taken in Burkina Faso through the 1960s-1980s, Studio Volta Photo. Alison Rossiter’s award-winning catalog, Expired Paper, will be available and on display with a selection of rare, out-of-print publications. For more information, please visit the NYABF website.
A solo exhibition of cyanotypes by Meghann Riepenhoff were on view at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor from September 15 – December 22, 2017. Littoral Drift Nearshore: Meghann Riepenhoff featured a selection of works created in 2017, including a multi-print installation measuring more than 6 x 10 feet. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website.
Meghann Riepenhoff’s Littoral Drift Continuum #10 was featured in re:collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago from July 13 - October 1, 2017. Drawn from the MoCP’s archive and recent acquisitions, the exhibition highlighted the shifting interpretations of photographs when images are viewed in relation to one another. Other featured artists included An-My Lê, Rachel Papo, Christian Patterson, Alison Ruttan, Guillaume Simoneau and Angela Strassheim. For more information, please visit the MoCP website.
Multiple works by Meghann Riepenhoff were featured in Women in Photography, on view at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art in Washington from June 24 – October 1, 2017. The exhibition emphasized female contributions to the field, focusing on ten women artists from the Puget Sound region. Other featured artists included Megumi Shauna Arai, Marsha Burns, Janet Neuhauser and Heather Boose Weiss. For more information, please visit the Bainbridge Island Art Museum website.
Meghann Riepenhoff at Rubber Factory
Work by Meghann Riepenhoff was included in Women in Colour, on view at Rubber Factory in New York from August 19 – September 27, 2017. Curated by Ellen Carey, the 15-woman exhibition referenced the origins of color photography and the presence of female artists in the progression of the medium. Other featured artists include Elinor Carucci, Jan Groover, Amanda Means, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons and Carrie Mae Weems.
Meghann Riepenhoff gave an artist lecture as part of the PhotoAlliance 2017 Lecture Series at San Francisco Art Institute on May 12 at 7:30pm. Alongside lectures by Theresa Ganz and Klea McKenna, Riepenhoff presented new works and discussed her unique process in creating large-scale, dynamic cyanotypes. For more information, please visit the (link
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Cyanotypes by Meghann Riepenhoff were on view in All Natural at San Diego State University’s Downtown Gallery in San Diego, California from April 20 – July 16, 2017. The group exhibition included seven artists whose experimental practices involve rock, minerals, clay, textiles and other natural materials. Riepenhoff gave a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition on April 18. For more information, please visit the SDSU website.
Works by Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff were included in Phenomenon at the Bolinas Museum in Bolinas, CA from April 8 through June 11, 2017, curated by Thom Sempere of PhotoAlliance. For more information, please visit the Bolinas Museum website.
Meghann Riepenhoff at Palo Alto Art Center
Work by Meghann Riepenhoff was featured in the exhibition Spectral Hues: Artists + Color at the Palo Alto Art Center in California from January 21, 2017 – May 31, 2017. The exhibition featured Bay Area artists whose work explores the power of color. Other featured artists include Anoka Faruqee, Amy Ellingson, Chris Fraser and Omar Chacon.