Neal Rantoul: Iceland
January 8th - February 9th
Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:00 - 7:30pm
Artist Lecture: Friday, January 19, 2018 1:30pm
Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions
274 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
Neal Rantoul is a career artist and teacher. He has taught photography since 1971. He is an emeritus professor and was head of the Photography Program at Northeastern University for thirty years. He taught for thirteen years at Harvard University as well. He retired from Northeastern in January 2012. Rantoul has work in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA), the Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA); the High Museum (Atlanta, GA), the Kunsthaus (Zurich, Switzerland), the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ), the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and Princeton University (NJ), among numerous other private and public collections. He is the recipient of many awards and grants, including a Whiting Foundation Fellowship, a Lightwork residency (Syracuse, NY), RSDF, FDP and IDF grants from Northeastern University and he was a finalist twice for the Massachusetts Cultural Council award. Rantoul was an active member of the Board of Directors of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston for many years and is on the Board of Corporators at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Since retiring Rantoul has been teaching workshops, traveling and making new work. He had two shows in 2013, one at the Danforth Museum in Framingham of wheat field pictures and another at Panopticon Gallery in Boston of aerial photographs of the island of Martha’s Vineyard. His work was represented by 555 Gallery in Boston where he had numerous works shown over recent years including photographs in the exhibitions: Barbarous Coasts, Wild Thing, I Love Your Space, Devil’s Promenade, Personal Portfolio and Pairings (winter 2017). Rantoul’s exhibition called Monsters ran during the fall of 2016 at the Fitchburg Art Museum. He gave a lecture in the spring of 2017 on his Series Works at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, exhibited works from the permanent collection at the Boston Athenæum over the summer and he taught in Hofsos, Iceland this past July at the Baer Art Center. He will teach at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina again June 2018.
Neal Rantoul lives in Cambridge, MA.