Between Land and Sky (2014-)

In Between land and Sky I chose from the beginning to be attuned to the often overlooked and ordinary events of everyday life that attract my attention -fleeting time and and changes in light and mood from one second to the next. The work was inspired by a wish to create a series of images that mimic the sensory and visual cues that inform my recollection of that which is both highly personal but also true to experience. The physicality of that experience is condensed, or rather transmuted, into a sprinkling of space, color, visual, and even auditory phenomena.

Although these photographs were shot in Alaska, near my home and and with my family, they deliberately avoid being grounded to a specific location. The captured fleeting moments are grounded in the photographic real, however, because these scenes are isolated from the larger continuum, the meaning of the images remains open ended. The fragmentary views are both elusive and weightless, offering no more than a poetic pause or glimpse of temporal and physical space.


Biography

Meike, originally from The Netherlands, studied at The Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography in 2017. In the past few years her photographs have been included in the All Alaska Biennial at the Anchorage Museum Rasmussen Center in Alaska, the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival in Kobe, Japan and Punctum: Photographic Center North-West's 20th Annual Photography Exhibition, where her diptych Sparks was honored with the first place award. 

Portfolios

Photo Eye Art Photo Index

Center Review Santa Fe 

Prints & Books

Works are exhibited both individually and as compositions of multiple images combined. A select group of photographs from the series Between Land and Sky were included in a hand made artist book in 2017, printed on Japanese Washi paper in an edition of 25.

All images are printed in limited editions of 15 with a total of 3 artist proofs. Images are individually printed by the artist with ultrachrome K3 inks on archival,  fine art paper.  All prints and artist books are signed and numbered.

News and Contact

Exhibition news and installation photos can be found here

Contact: send a query via this link.

Exhibitions (Group)

All Alaska Biennial 2017 & 2019, Anchorage Museum at the Rasmussen Center, Pratt Museum in Homer and Alaska State Museum in Juneau

Shadows, LoosenArt, Millepiani Gallery, Rome, Italy. *Catalog

Whatwillyouremember.com Lightness of Being

Emerging Photographer Showcase, Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival, Kobe, Japan. *Catalog

Der Greif, Guest-Room Timothy Persons

Smaller Footprints, Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Lancaster, CA

Punctum, 20th Annual Photography Exhibition, Photo Center North-West (PCNW), Seattle, WA. *Award for "Sparks"

Rarefied Light, Alaska Photographic Center, AK. *Award for "Sunbeam"


Publications

Alaska Women Speak, cover image, Spring Issue 2019

Australian Museum of Contemporary Photography, feature, 06/2018

Lenscratch, feature, 03/2017

Between Land and Sky, limited edition artist book, Anchorage, AK, 02/2017 


Recognition/Awards

First place award, 20th Annual Photography Exhibition, Photographic Center North-West, Seattle, WA. 11/2015

Rarefied Light Award, Alaska Photographic Center, AK. 10/2015

Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist, Photolucida, Portland, Oregon, 08/2019

Review Santa Fe 100, 2016, Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 11/2016


Education

MFA Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2017.

BA Visual Communication, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2013.

Certificate Program in Film, Television and New Media, UCLA Extension, 2000.

Certificate Program in Film, Television and New Media, Specialization in Cinematography, UCLA Extension, 2001.