(New Orleans, LA, 1977 - )
New Orleans native Rontherin Ratliff is a conceptual artist who creates mixed-media assemblages, art installations, and sculptures. His work directly responds to everyday experience and the surrounding environment. A founding member of the Level Artist Collective, Ratliff is also a member of the Antenna artist collective (both in New Orleans) and was trained at Delgado Community College. His past projects have been supported by residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center, the National Performance Network, and Court 13 as well as grants from the New Orleans Arts Council, Blights Out, Adeline Edwards Foundation and Joan Mitchell Foundation. Exhibitions of Ratliff’s work have also included the New Orleans Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum in New York, Sculptors Guild of New York at Governor’s Island, DiverseWorks in Houston, and “ExhibitBE” at Crescent City Gates in New Orleans, among other venues.