Meighan Ellis is a multidisciplinary artist; with a background + professional training in photography, moving image, research + more recently a re-acquaintance with clay.
Residing for a number of years in London, Sydney + Tokyo she contributed as a writer, stylist, art director + photographer to various international print, academic + on-line publications. After a 20+ year hiatus into the analogue + digital realm of the still + moving image–she has returned to the ceramics studio, rekindling her early predilection for the three dimensional.
She holds an MFA (1st class honours with distinction) + is a specialist in the subject + history of 19th-century photography, contemporary digital imaging, moving image + networked technologies. Meighan has been a lecturer in this area for nearly two decades at tertiary level, alongside her fine-art + commercial photographic practice.
Her work has been exhibited in New Zealand, America, Europe, Australia + Japan. Her photographic + ceramic works are held in private collections in New Zealand + overseas. Meighan is currently represented by Sanderson Contemporary.
2009 MFA, (1st Class Hons. with Distinction) CoCA, School of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
2000 BDes, (Hons) School of Architecture + Design, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
2018 Ceramacist Profile. Ceramics New Zealand. Volume 1, Issue 1.
2015 Empire of Dirt, New Writing on Ceramics, Objectspace Publication, Auckland
2013 Beauty, Beauty Look At You, Essay. “Tracing New/Media/Feminisms.” Spring Vol. 9, No. 1. Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus. The University of Florida. Edited by Stephanie Tripp and Pat Badani Link: http://median.newmediacaucus.org/tracing-newmediafeminisms/beauty-beauty-look-at-you/ U
An Atmosphere of Stillness. In conversation with Frontier Magazine Issue 2.
Art New Zealand- ISSUE 146 Winter. Beautiful Tensions. Review by David Herkt.
2012 Sites | Sitters. Light Journeys http://lightjourneysnetau AUS
Sites. Unless You Will http://wwwunlessyouwill.com AUS
Window Seat. Feature Shoot http://wwwfeatureshootcom USA (Group)
2011 Andy Adams, The Sitter. Featured Work. Flak Photo.
Optimism. F-Stop Magazine Issue 50. http://www.fstopmagazine.com. USA
Behold, Be Still. Troika Editions. http://www.troikaeditions.co.uk.
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