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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Tim Rietenbach

Faculty Director of Galleries CCADExhibitions
Home 191 W 4th Ave 191 W 4th Ave County: OH
Columbus Ohio 43201 United States
Home Phone: 6143023061 Website: Tim Rietenbach


Tim Rietenbach lives and works in Columbus, OH, where he serves as the Faculty Director of Galleries and Professor of fine arts at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). He earned a bachelor of fine arts in painting from CCAD in 1979 and a master of fine arts in sculpture from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1991. In addition to teaching, He has been the recipient of individual artist grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council (including a Public Arts Grant to install Gigantic—a 100-foot-long sculpture of the human skeleton in the Columbus Science Museum—and a Dresden/Saxony Artist Residency in Germany), the Ohio Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions at the The Centre Pompidou (Paris France), Sluice Art Fair (London England), Columbus Museum of Art, OSU Urban Arts Space (both Columbus, OH), Southern Ohio Museum (Portsmouth OH), Zanesville Museum of Art (Zanesville OH); Springfield Museum (Springfield, OH), the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (Lancaster, OH); and SPACES (Cleveland, OH), Angela Meleca Gallery (Columbus OH).

Artist Statement

For the past two decades my approach to the studio has been to fill a room with a wide variety of objects and images. Motivated by the freedom to explore making anything and inspired by a steady diet of satire and an appreciation for the absurd. This method leads to a wide variety of results. Although, each individual work is intended to hold its own, the conversation between works is the priority.