Faculty portfolios

  • Rodeo, 2016. Archival pigment print.
    Rodeo, 2016. Archival pigment print.
  • Dirt Intersection, 2017. Archival pigment print.
    Dirt Intersection, 2017. Archival pigment print.
  • Dust, 2017. Archival pigment print.
    Dust, 2017. Archival pigment print.
  • Truck over Little Missouri, 2016. Archival pigment print.
    Truck over Little Missouri, 2016. Archival pigment print.
  • Orange Line, 2017. Archival pigment print.
    Orange Line, 2017. Archival pigment print.
  • Pipeline marker, 2018. Archival pigment print.
    Pipeline marker, 2018. Archival pigment print.

Meghan Kirkwood

Assistant Professor

Campus Box 1031
Biography 

Assistant professor of art Meghan L. E. Kirkwood earned a BA from Grinnell College and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design before completing her MFA in Studio Art at Tulane University. She has received numerous fellowships, including funding to participate in artist residencies through the National Park Service, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Lakeside Lab (Iowa). Kirkwood’s photography has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and South Africa.

Kirkwood’s photography concentrates on landscape, with particular focus on energy-producing regions. Her experiments with landscape images and research into the history of the genre represent a long-term interest in the ways artistic representations of land help generate and sustain values and attitudes toward the natural environment. In addition, she is engaged in efforts to develop and further artist/scientist and artist/designer collaborations aimed at advancing and communicating research related to the study of land.

In tandem with her studio practice, Kirkwood researches in the fields of African photography. She holds an MA in Art History from the University of Kansas, where she researched African monuments designed and built by North Koreans. Kirkwood recently completed a dissertation on the uses of landscape imagery by contemporary South African photographers in fulfillment of a PhD in Art History from the University of Florida.