Raymond Meeks (Ohio, 1963) has been recognized for his books and pictures centered on memory and place, the way in which a landscape can shape an individual and, in the abstract, how a place possesses you in its absence. In 2014, a mid-career retrospective of his books - Where Objects Fall Away
- was organized by Light Work in Syracuse, NY. The exhibition featured more than twenty books, including self-published works and numerous volumes from a variety of publishers.
His books are less a box for storing unexamined experience, than a field or vertical plane for examining interior co-existences, as life moves in circles and moments and events-often years apart-unravel and overlap, informing new meanings.
Raymond Meeks lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley. His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Art
, Washington D.C., Bibliothèque Nationale de France
, France, and the George Eastman House
, with recent solo exhibitions at Casemore Kirkeby
in San Francisco and Wouter van Leeuwen
His 2018 book Halfstory Halflife
(chose commune) was a finalist for the Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook of the Year Award. Ciprian Honey Cathedral
was published by MACK in Autumn of 2020. Raymond Meeks is a 2020 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship