Merideth Grierson was born in 1947 at Scott Field, Illinois, and grew up on Air Force bases and in Minneapolis. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1969 with a B.A. in Humanities. A self-taught photographer, she works in black & white film.

Her interest in photography began at age 3, studying numerous family photograph albums and wondering what caused image distortions of the back of spoons. After a couple of childhood Kodak Brownies, she started using a camera with f-stops in 1969, photographing Vietnam War protests and People’s Park that year.

She has lived in San Francisco since 1971. Her work has appeared in over two dozen publications and has involved editorial muckraking, book illustration, performing arts, and promotion for musicians, authors and theaters. Her music photography has been published in BAM Magazine, Guitar Player, The Mix, Musicians’ Industry, Musician Magazine, and The Punk Globe.

Her work was most recently published in Interview Magazine.

Among the galleries which have exhibited her work are: Berkeley Historical Society, Eye Gallery, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, Scott Nichols Gallery, and Michael Shapiro Gallery.

Her photographs of People’s Park and City Lights Bookstore are in the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley.