Megan Jenkinson

Hamilton, New Zealand, b.1958

From her allegorical images of the 1990s to the lenticular and digital collages produced during her Antarctic Artists Fellow residency in 2005, Megan Jenkinson’s work continues to astonish and reinvigorate the photographic medium. An associate professor at Elam School of Fine Arts, her work has been shown in such prestigious contexts as Germany’s Esslingen Photo Triennale in 1989, the Sydney Biennale, 1990, the Sharjah Biennale, in the UAE, in 1999, and the 1989 Victoria and Albert exhibition <em>Photography Now,</em> a commemoration of photography’s sesquicentennial.

Jenkinson’s work is held in private and public collections throughout New Zealand and internationally, and her awards include the 1989 Montana Lindauer Art Award, a 1993 Moet and Chandon residency in France, and the jury prize in the 2007 Wallace Art Awards. Her work explores the nature of perception, from austere macrocosmic Antarctic and African desert landscapes to works exploring the ephemeral effects of light itself and the hidden, poetic spaces of the mind.

Auction Results



sepia toned and hand coloured gelatin silver print

170mm x 215mm

Achieved $586.25



hand coloured gelatin silver print

255mm x 200mm

Estimate $400 - $800