Curriculum Vitae

Jenny Riffle was born in Washington State in 1979. She received her MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and her BA in photography from Bard College in 2001. Recent awards include The Pilkington Prize 2015, PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch 2014, Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship 2013, and the juror’s award at Newspace Center for Photography’s 2012 juried show for her project Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting. A book of the Scavenger photographs was published by Zatara Press in the fall of 2015. Riffle’s photographs have been exhibited nationally and featured in numerous publications worldwide including Glamour, Zeit Campus, PDN, Yen Magazine, and The Independent. Riffle lives in Seattle where she teaches at Photo Center Northwest.


M.F.A. Photo, Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, NY, 2011

B.A. Photography Bard College, NY, 2001

Solo Exhibitions

Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, 2015
Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2014
Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting, RayKo Center for Photography, San Francisco, CA, 2014
Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, 2013

Selected Group Exhibitions

FOTOFILMIC'16, Los Angeles//Vancouver//Melbourne, 2016/17
Timorous Beasties, studio e gallery, Seattle, 2016
Emerging, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
PCNW Presents, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, 2015
Jenny Riffle and Larry Larsen, Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA, 2014
CCNY Juried Competition Finalists (web only), juried by Justine Kurland, 2013
Photo Center NW 20th Anniversary Benefit Exhibition Preview: NW Focus, Photo Center NW, Seattle WA, 2013
Long Shot, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle WA, 2013
Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Centennial Center Gallery, Kent WA, juried by Juan Alonso and Yadesa Bojia, 2013
Someone I Know, online exhibition, curated by Stuart Pilkington, 2013
Blue Sky's Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Portland, OR, juried selection 2013
Re:Vision, Photo Center Northwest Faculty Exhibition, Seattle WA, 2013
Elles: SAM Gallery, Featuring Northwest Women Artists, SAM Gallery, Seattle WA, 2012
Your Witness, South Seattle Community College Gallery, Seattle WA, 2012
Photolust 2012 Preview, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle WA, 2012
Slideluck, Seattle IX, Voda Studios, Seattle WA, 2012
Long Shot, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle WA, 2012
Dialogue, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland OR, Juror: Laura Moya, Executive Director at Photolucida, 2012
Push, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle WA, 2012
PhotoPlace Open, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, Juror: Kyohei Abe, Director, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, 2012
Gallery 110 International Juried Exhibition, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA, Juror: Nora Atkinson, Curator at the Bellevue Arts Museum, 2012
Social Realms, School of Visual Arts, 209 Gallery, NYC, 2011
Photo Camp, Aperture Gallery, NYC, 2011
The Chain, online exhibition, curated by Stuart Pilkington, 2011
SVA Photo, Video and Related Media Thesis Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, NYC, 2011
ISO PCNW, Ouch My Eye, Seattle, WA
, 2009
Northwest Photographers, Plasteel Frames, Seattle, WA, 2008

Collectible, Wall Space, Seattle, WA, 2008 

What's Not to Love? Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, 2008 

The Space In Between, The Globe Cafe, Seattle, WA, 2007 

Tiger in a Tropical Storm, Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn NY, 2007   

35th National Juried Photography Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA, 2007   

National Juried Photography Show, 6th St. Gallery, Vancouver WA, 2007   

Show Us Your Best Shot, Benham Gallery, Seattle WA,2007   

Group Show No.7, online exhibition, Humble Arts Foundation, NY, 2006   

 Modern Daguerreotypes, The Daguerreian Society Symposium, The George Eastman House, Rochester NY, 2004 

Ladyfest Los Angeles Art Exhibition, Los Angeles CA, 2002 

I Refuse To Let You Go, Woods Studio, Bard College Thesis Exhibition, NY, 2001  


Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation Award, 2016
FotoFilmic Winter Shortlist, 2016
The Pilkington Prize: 100 Mile Radius, 2015  
PDN's 30, 2014  
Grand Prize, PWP's 38th Anniversary International Women's Call for Entry, juror Christina Owen, Director of Stephen Kasher Gallery, 2013
Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, 2013
Finalist, CCNY Annual Juried Competition, 2013
Juror's Award, Newspace Center for Photography 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2012  

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Honorable Mention, 2008   

American Photo Image of the Year Competition, Editorial Honorable Mention
, 2006