Meighan Ellis is a lens-based artist, amateur petrologist and an aspiring antiquarian. Currently based in Auckland, New Zealand, Meighan also lectures in photography and contextual studies, ghostwrites, and art directs for a stable of brands and boutique clients. She resided for a number of years in London, Sydney and Tokyo working as a fine arts/design educator, photographer and writer for various international print and online publications, including reviewer and features writer for Tokyo Art Beat. Shifting to employ HD video and networked technologies as an extension of her art practice and investigating the axis of the still and moving image via Portraiture, Meighan has exhibited strands of this work in New Zealand, the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan.
The first screen of a four-screen installation where three men are framed and held by the gaze of the viewer.
The third screen of a four-screen installation where three men are framed and held by the gaze of the viewer.
A man, surrounded by a black oval that is reminiscent of Victoria-era framing, stares out at the camera.