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.

2017 20 X 20: : Twenty Artists-Twenty Writers–One New Zealand Gallery, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

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: 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 AUS

Window Seat. Feature Shoot http://wwwfeatureshootcom USA (Group)

2011 Andy Adams, The Sitter. Featured Work. Flak Photo.

Optimism. F-Stop Magazine Issue 50. USA

Behold, Be Still. Troika Editions.    

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