Rontherin Ratliff (b. New Orleans, 1977) is a conceptual artist, who creates mixed media assemblages, art installations and sculptures. His pieces directly respond to everyday experiences and the surrounding environment.
In 2009, Works and Process at the Guggenheim commissioned Ratliff to lead the artistic direction and co-create the set installation for the production of Peter and the Wolf. In 2010, the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans public art project ArtShops, supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, commissioned Sounds of A Crescent City, a large-scale sculpture in New Orleans Habitat For Humanity’s Musicians’ Village. In 2012, the Arts Council of New Orleans “Percent for Art” project commissioned Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, a site-specific public art installation for The Norman Mayer Branch Library. Ratliff had exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art (LA), Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (LA), Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery at Coastal Carolina University (SC), and other galleries in conjunction with Prospect New Orleans 1, 1.5, 2, and 3. In 2014, Ratliff participated in the Artist In Residence Program at the Joan Mitchell Center (New Orleans, LA), and he was selected as one of the collaborating artists for the nationally acclaimed street art installation ExhibitBe (New Orleans, LA) where he created site-specific installations Hanging In the Balance and Storm Clouds. In 2015, the Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator awarded Ratliff with an artist residency in Miami, FL.