CONGRATULATIONS MAY 2019 GRANT RECIPIENT, RONTHERIN RATLIFF!

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Website: www.rontherin.com

Congratulations to Rontherin Ratliff on a successful grant application! 

The following is Rontherin's proposal:

"Visual Arts have long been a part of my life growing up, at the age of fifteen I took part in an after-school arts program where I fostered graphic design and painting abilities. I later took part in forming a design studio with four friends and artists of that program as well. I would then transition from design consultant and fabricator to a full-time staff position with the youth arts organization I took part in as a teenager. After working there for eight years and while serving as the creative director, I resigned in 2015 to take on a full-time studio practice as a sculptor and installation artist. My work consists of sculptures and assemblages made from found objects of domestic living and architectural materials. I am working to translate personal experience into three-dimensional visual conversations that often question the conditions of contemporary life. My process pulls from my work as a graphic designer where I worked to build narratives using only a set of images and my years working as a renovation carpenter. I rely on object association to help with allowing people to experience the work. Often I use them to present questions or problems that I may not have answers to with hopes of engaging conversations geared at finding answers or solutions. My Visual Arts practice continues to grow with the exploration of other mediums as well.

All of the exhibitions I have participated in were group exhibitions. For the first time, I will be having a solo exhibition in September of 2019 at Antenna Gallery in New Orleans. Being self-employed with a full-time studio practice forces me to maintain a tight budget that often does not allow for exploring with materials of different mediums. The funds for this grant would go towards the material cost for this exhibition."

Integrity: Arts and Cultural Association is pleased to provide Rontherin a mini-grant in support of his first solo exhibition! We wish him the best in his artistic endeavors. 















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There is no specific type of artist that we focus on or primarily support. Creative expression comes in a wide variety of artistic disciplines and genres. We are looking for passion and excellence in your craft. Tell us why your work is important to you and how you hope it will impact others. 
Photo Copyright © Rontherin Ratliff
Where Eagles Soar (Isaiah 40:31)
THINGS THAT FLOAT
Using elements of discarded building materials, dismantled furniture, and salvaged family photographs, I share memorable moments of my Katrina story and what it is to know loss.

To view enlarged images of artwork and more, visit rontherin.com/thingsthatfloat.html.
Photo Copyright © Rontherin Ratliff
Photo Copyright © Rontherin Ratliff
Photo Copyright © Rontherin Ratliff
REVOLVE
"Revolve" is inspired by the idiomatic expression, "as you make your bed, so you must lie on it". It is intended as an invitation to a conversation, pointed at the topic of youth gun violence in New Orleans and the cycle, in which it systematically revolves. A cycle that should alarm us, in the same way in which it would, if we walked into a room where a child was playing with a loaded gun.

To view enlarged images of artwork and more, visit rontherin.com/revolve_gallery.html.
ENGROSSED
"Engrossed" is a deconstruction of unresolved autobiographical accounts and conflict with an often opposing desire for creative fulfillment and practical sustenance.

To view enlarged images of artwork and more, visit rontherin.com/catalog.html.