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Megan Jenkinson


Born 1958, Hamilton, New Zealand
Current Position: Associate Professor of Photography, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, NZ
Professional Qualifications: BFA (Auckland), MFA (Sydney)

Awards/Scholarships

2005-6 - Antarctic Arts Fellow

1999 - Graphics Prize - The Sharjah International Art Biennal, United Arab Emirates

1995 - Creative New Zealand assistance for the publication 'Under the Aegis: The Virtues'

1993 - Moet and Chandon one month residency in France

1989 - The Montana Lindauer Art Award

1988 - Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, sponsored attendance at the 1988 Houston Foto Festival to deliver a lecture on Contemporary New Zealand Photography

1984 - Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand Travel Award

1977 - Senior Prize in Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts

Public Collections - International

Art Gallery of New South Wales - Sydney - Australia
Bibliotheque Nationale - Paris - France
Georges Pompidou Centre - Paris - France
Polaroid Collection - Offenbach - West Germany
Australian National Gallery - Canberra - Australia
The New Zealand High Commission - London - U.K.
The Museum of Fine Arts - Houston - U.S.A.
The Victoria and Albert Museum - London - U.K.

Public Collections - New Zealand

Auckland City Art Gallery - Auckland
Auckland War Memorial Museum - Auckland
Canterbury University, Christchurch; Lincoln University, Christchurch
Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Dunedin
Dowse Art Museum - Lower Hutt
Hamilton Art Gallery - Hamilton
Lincoln University - Christchurch
Manawatu Art Gallery - Manawatu
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery - New Plymouth
Te Papa - Wellington
National Library - Wellington
The University of Auckland, Auckland
The BNZ Collection
University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
Sarjeant Gallery - Wanganui

Solo Exhibitions - International

2004 - After/Word, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

1999 - The Virtues - The Sharjah International Art Biennal, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

1989 - Photographs by Megan Jenkinson - Internationale Foto - Triennale, Esslingen 1989, Villa Merkel - Esslingen am Neckar - West Germany

1985 - Photographs by Megan Jenkinson -The Photographers Gallery Print Room - London - England

1984: Photographs by Megan Jenkinson - Polaroid Exhibition at Photokina - Cologne - West Germany

Solo Exhibitions - New Zealand

2015 - Other Space, Jonathan Smart Gallery - Christchurch

2009 - Second Silence, Jonathan Smart Gallery - Christchurch

2007 - The Dark Continent, Jonathan Smart Gallery - Christchurch

2004 - The Colours, Colour Codes and The Cloud of Unknowing, Jonathan Smart Gallery - Christchurch

2000 - On the Ruins of Uncertain Sciences, Jonathan Smart Gallery - Christchurch

1996 - 1999 - The Virtues,
Touring exhibition: the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; the Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland; the Robert McDougall gallery, Christchurch; the Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North; the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin; The Aigentaigh, Timaru; The Sharjah International Art Biennal - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

1995 - Per Genus et Differentiam, Andrew Jensen Gallery - Wellington

1993 - In Omne Tempus - For all time, Jonathan Jensen Gallery - Christchurch

1992 - Per Genus et Differentiam, Govett Brewester Art Gallery - New Plymouth

1987 - Atticamorphous, Real Pictures Gallery - Auckland

1986 - Disarray in Aequilibria, Real Pictures Gallery - Auckland

1983 - Photographs by Megan Jenkinson, Wairarapa Arts Centre - Masterton

1982 - Rediscovering Galapagos, Real Pictures Gallery - Auckland

1979 - Photogrpahs by Megan Jenkinson, Elam School of Fine Arts Library

Selected Group Exhibitions - International

1996 - 7 - The Inner Eye - Art Beyond the Visible
Touring exhibition of The Hayward Gallery, London - Manchester, Brighton, Swansea and London

1992 - Headlands - Thinking through New Zealand Art, Museum of Contemporary Art - Sydney - Australia

1991 - La Photographie en miettes I, Georges Pompidou Centre - Paris - France
1991 - 42o West/175o East Chameleon Contemporary Artspace - Hobart - Australia; ARX3 - Perth - Australia

1990 - The Eighth Biennale of Sydney 1990 - The Readymade Boomerang (Certain Relations in 20th Century Art) - The Bond Store - Sydney - Australia

1990 - Heart and Land - Contemporary Works on Paper from Aotearoa, New Zealand - Australia (Touring Exhibition)

1989 - Photography Now, Victoria and Albert Museum - London - U.K.

1988 - N.Z.XI, Art Gallery of New South Wales - Sydney - Australia; Museum of Modern Art - Brisbane - Australia
1988 - Recent Accessions, The Museum of Fine Arts - Houston - U.S.A.
1988 - Selection 4 (Works from the Polaroid Collection), Offenbach - West Germany (International Touring Exhibition)

1986 - Selection 3 (Works From the Polaroid Collection - Offenbach - West Germany) - Polaroid International Touring Exhibition
1986 - Auckland/Halifax (Cultural Exchange Project), Eye Level Gallery - Halifax - Nova Scotia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2005 - TiesThat Bind, Mark Hutchins Gallery, Wellington.
2005 - Show Number Nine, Matakana Pictures, Matakana.
2005 - Return of the Hand: The Hand in Art and Culture. Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

2004 - Cut-Outs, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, curated by Gavin Hurley.
2004 - In Flower - A Fresh Look at Flowers, Pataka, Porirua, curated by Helen Kedgley.

2003 - ImageAndObject - Still Life in New Zealand. Pataka, Porirua.

2002 - Victory over Death - About Photography, curated by Peter Ireland. Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
2002 - Botanica - Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

 

2001-2 Votive - Sacred and Ecstatic Bodies. Adam Art Gallery and Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2002, curated by Christopher Braddock and Mark Jackson. Exhibitiors: Ian Breakwell (Britain); Pierre and Gilles (France); Cathy de Moncheaux (Britain); Christopher Braddock and Megan Jenkinson (New Zealand).

2001 - Looking Back, curated by Peter Ireland, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
2001 - Botanica, curated by Zara Stanhope, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington.
2001 - Alive - Still Life in the twenty-first century, curated by Zara Stanhope, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington.

2000 - Not By Subject - curated by Peter Ireland and D'Arcy Dalzell, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

1999-2000 - Manufacturing Meaning - The University of Wellington Art Collection in Context - Adam Art Gallery - Wellington, Exhibition concept, Christina Barton. Guest Curator, Anna Miles.

1998 - C6H10O - Jensen Gallery - Auckland
1996 - denti-Kit - Reviewing Photographic Portraiture, Lopdell House Gallery

1995 - Currency - Photo Forum group exhibition - Auckland War Memorial Museum - Auckland
1995 - H2O - The Dowse Art Gallery - Lower Hutt

1994 - Auckland Photographers Now --Photo Forum group exhibition - Auckland War Memorial Museum - Auckland

1992 - Headlands - Thinking through New Zealand Art, Touring Exhibition

1991 - Constructiva - Five Woman Photographers, Jonathan Jensen Gallery - Christchurch
1991 - 42o West/175o East, Sarjeant Gallery - Wanganui
1991 - Inheritance (Art, Heritage and the Past), Wellington City Art Gallery - Wellington

1990 - Eye to Eye, The George Fraser Gallery - Auckland

1989 - Seven Photographers' Update, Sarjeant Gallery - Wanganui
1989 - The Cross, Sue Crockford Gallery - Auckland
1989 - The Montana Lindauer Art Award Exhibition, A.S.A Gallery - Auckland
1989 - Imposing Narratives, Wellington City Art Gallery - Wellington (Touring Exhibition - Five New Zealand Venues 1989-91)
1989 - From Today Painting is Dead -Shed II, National Art Gallery - Wellington

1988 - N.Z.XI, Auckland City Art Gallery - Auckland
1988 - Exhibits, National Art Gallery - Wellington; Artspace - Auckland
1988 - From Pillar to Post, Real Pictures Gallery - Auckland
1988 - A Group Show, Jonathan Jensen Gallery - Christchurch

 

1987: Auckland/Halifax Exchange, Artspace - Auckland

1986 - Someone's Schemeing (Aspects of a rapidly changing city)
1986 - Visual Diaries, A Flying Kiwi Arts '86 Exhibition - Wellington
1986 - The Self, Bishop Suter Art Gallery - Nelson - New Zealand (Touring Exhibition)

1985 - Elam Staff Exhibition, Elam Library - University of Auckland

1984 - Real Pictures House Show, Real Pictures Gallery - Auckland

1983 - Elam in Focus, Elam School of Fine Arts - University of Auckland
Three Artists - Michael Armstrong, Ingrid Banwell and Megan Jenkinson, Peter McLeavey Gallery - Wellington

1982 - Real Pictures House Show, Real Pictures Gallery - Auckland
1982 - Time Release - The Private Collection of John B. Turner, Auckland War Memorial Museum - Auckland
1982 -The Nude Exposed in Contemporary New Zealand Photography, Robert McDougall Gallery - Christchurch

1981 - Furniture - 100m2, Federal Street - Auckland

1980 - Kolorplaten - An Exhibition of Colour Xerography, Real Pictures Gallery - Auckland

 

1979 - Photo-Forum 1979, Auckland War Memorial Museum - Auckland and 26 Harris Street - Wellington
1979 - The New Image, 12 Contemporary Photographers, Peter McLeavey Gallery - Wellington

1978 - Campus Arts North Photographic Exhibition, Auckland University Maidment Centre - Auckland (Touring Exhibition - New Zealand)
1978 - Photo-Art '78, (Touring Exhibition - New Zealand)

Bibliography

1997 - Jenkinson, Megan. Under the Aegis: The Virtues. Ed. by Peter Shand with essays by: Marina Warner, Elizabeth Eastmond, Dougal Blyth and Tom Stevenson, Marcus Wilson, Denys L. Drysdall and Laurence Simmons (Auckland, Fortuna Press)

1995 - Jenkinson, Megan. Per Genus et Differentiam - By Kind and Difference - Essay by Priscilla Pitts (Catalogue)

Selected Bibliograohy

2004 - O'Brien, Gregory. Welcome to the South Seas - Contemporary New Zealand Art for Young People, Auckland University Press, 2004

2002 - Jackson, Mark and McFarlane, Kyla, Votive - Sacred and Ecstatic Bodies, Adam Art Gallery and Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2002
2002 - Gow, John and Caughey, Liz, Contemporary New Zealand Art 3, Bateman, Auckland, 2002

2001 - Ireland, Peter, Looking Back, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
2001 - Stanhope, Zara, Alive, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, 2001
2001 - Stanhope, Zara, Botanica, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

1999 - Miles, Anna, Manufacturing Meaning, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

1998 - Niklaus Peter, ed. Megan Jenkinson, The Virtues , Zeit Schrift, Bern

1997 - Eastmond, Elizabeth. Excavating Meanings - A Conversation with Megan Jenkinson, Art New Zealand 82

1996 - Brown, Warwick. Another 100 New Zealand Artists - (Auckland, Godwit )
1996 - Warner, Marina. The Inner Eye - Art Beyond the Visible (London: The South Bank Centre)

1993 - Main, William and Turner, John B., New Zealand Photography from the 1840's to the Present, PhotoForum Inc, Auckland

1992 - Barr, Jim and Mary, ed., Headlands - Thinking through New Zealand Art - (Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art Ltd)

1991 - Millbank, Bill and Ennis, Helen, 175 East - A Tasmania/New Zealand Photographic Exchange, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui
1991 - Homemade Home - Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington

1990 - Heart & Land - Contemporary Works on Paper from Aotearoa New Zealand
1990 - Block, Rene, The Readmade Boomerang - The Eighth Biennale of Sydney 1990

1989 - The Montana Lindauer Art Award
1989 - Burke, Gregory, curator, Imposing Narratives - Beyond the Documentary in New Zealand Photography, Wellington City Art Gallery

1989 - Haworth-Booth, Mark, Photography Now, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Dirk Nishen Publishing, London
1989 - Tolnay, Alexander, ed. International Foto-Triennale, Stadt Esslingen am Neckar 1989, Herausgeber, Sutgart

1988 - N.Z.X.I., Auckland City Art Gallery - Auckland
1988 - Pitts, Priscilla and Leonard, Robert, Exhibits - The Museum Display and the Encyclopedia Plate, National Art Gallery, Wellington and Artspace, Auckland
1988 - Barr, Jim and Mary and Knox, Sara, Hearts and Minds: Six Stories by Katherine Mansfield, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington
1988 - Creative Camera, 10/1988, London
1988 - Selections 4, From the Polaroid Collection - Offenbach

1987 - Six Woman Photographers, Photo-Forum New Zealand

1986 - Selections 3, From the Polaroid Collection - Offenbach
1986 - Eastmond, Elizabeth, and Penfold, Meri Meri, Women in the Arts in New Zealand - Forty Works: 1936-1986, Penguin, Auckland
1986 - Kirker, Anne, New Zealand Women Artists-A Survey of 150 Years, Reed Methuen, Auckland
1986 - Auckland/Halifax Exchange, Eye Level Gallery - Halifax
1986 - Shaw, Errol, The Self, Bishop Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

1983 - The Way We Like It, Photo-Forum Desk Diary of Contemporary New Zealand Photographers, PhotoForum, Auckland

Writing (Essays / Reviews)

2002 - Jenkinson, Megan, Beauty and Waste. Landfall 204, Spring 2002. Pg's 181-185).

Commissions

1999 - Cover of The End of the Century and Other Stories - Christine Johnston

1995 - Cover of The Warrior Queen - Barbara Else

1993 - Pagework for the New Zealand Yearbook - 1993
1993 - Billboard for Changing Signs - A project organised by Artspace and supported by the Q.E.II
1993 - Cover of Vital Writing 3 - New Zealand poetry and short stories; edited by Andrew Mason

1990 - Cover of The Veteran Perils - short stories by Damien Wilkins

1989 - Artwork commissioned by the National Library of New Zealand for the Hearts and Minds exhibition in celebration of the centenary of Katherine Mansfield's Birth

1988 - Cover of Creative Camera - 10/1988

1987 - Cover of Antic 2 Magazine
1987 - Cover of Six Women Photographers, Photo-Forum New Zealand