Meet the artists of our ‘Secrets of Earth’ gallery opening

The beauty of this Earth can be uncanny, and it takes an exceptional talent to find and express that beauty through a slew of different mediums – from photography to paint and illustration. Opening this Friday, our Roll Up Gallery celebrates the Secrets of Earth featuring art by four extraordinary artists: Brandi Lee, Meghann Riepenhoff, Stephanie Janny and Sergio Santurio. Here we give you a little bio on each.

The event is free and open from 6 to 9pm.


Brandi Lee
Born in San Bruno, Brandi Lee received her B.F.A in Drawing & Painting at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Brandi won 1st and 3rd place in “Abstract” at the Academy of Art University’s Spring Show, was featured in the de Young Museum’s Student Showcase, and won a Merit award from juror Gail Wight in “Borders // Boundaries,” Sebastopol Center for the Arts. The artist was also recently the honored artist at a St. Jude’s “Kick Cancer” fundraising event. Brandi is currently living in Alameda and painting full-time.

Originally a science major, the artist now brings her two passions together: Art & Science.

Meghann Riepenhoff
Born in Atlanta, GA, Meghann Riepenhoff is an artist living in San Francisco. Her work is primarily large-scale chromogenic photograms, compositions constructed in total darkness. She has been published in Harper’s Magazine, BOMB Magazine Word Choice, B&W and Color, and Zyzzyva.

A collaborative project with Riepenhoff, McNair Evans, Lucas Foglia, Jason Fulford, Richard Misrach, and Nigel Poor was the centerfold of Aperture’s Photobook Review in Summer 2013.

Her exhibition record includes solo shows at El Museo de la Ciudad (Queretaro, Mexico), Duncan Miller Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), and the University of Missouri. Group exhibitions include the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Regina Rex (New York, NY), The McLoughlin Gallery (San Francisco, CA), the Royal Nonesuch Gallery (Oakland, CA), Photo Center NW (Seattle, WA), and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.


Stephanie Janney
Waukesha, Wisconsin

San Francisco, California

Master of Library and Information Science
BFA (Painting and Drawing and Interior Design)

photo archivist, art consultant, picture framer

fine art, architecture, natural science, archaeology

Sergio Santurio
Sergio Santurio is a patient and complex individual, who observes nature and society, takes from them whatever catches his eye, and turns it into original art.
“I’ve always developed a creative personal world. I started drawing when I was three, I completed my Illustration degree at 22, and I haven’t stopped participating in exhibitions and creating new artwork since then.

I’ve taken courses on engraving, botanics, drawing, photography, and video. I’ve always loved to explore art in all its possible aspects, most of the times mixing it with Biology, my other great passion.