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Standing in Great Salt Lake, UT

 

BIO

Megan Riley is a graphic designer and photographer based in Hingham, MA. She holds a BA in Fine Art, with a minor in Art History, and an MS in Communication Design. With over 20 years as a graphic designer including in the magazine industry in New York, the financial sector in Boston, and with her husband ran their own web design company, she also spent 11 years as a Creative Director at the New England Aquarium before turning her attention to lens-based media, while dabbling in silk screening fabric and tree ring printmaking. She currently focuses on photography and digital media as a fine art practice. She observes the world around her, using photography as a documentation tool and then experimenting with digital media to see how she can transform images to discover what will happen next, allowing image “ingredients” to tell their own story. Her work is about the experience and the process of making. It is also about starting with a kernel of an idea, then setting up mini-environments and allowing the unexpected to happen. She begins with gathering and arranging everyday items into still life stories that reveal themselves through the process of placing, rearranging and recording. 


 

 STATEMENT

As an observer of the world, I use photography as a means of documenting what I see; then I delve into digital media to explore how I can manipulate, collage, combine, and reconfigure these images. I allow the process to determine what might come next, blending image ingredients to craft narratives that unfold before the viewer's eyes. 

 

My work is as much about the journey and the creative process as it is about the final product. I challenge the boundaries between reality and abstraction, transforming ordinary objects into something more. 

She can be reached at megan@meganriley.com

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