For a more recent CV or bio please visit the artist's website, http://www.nealrantoul.com
Neal Rantoul is a career artist and educator. He retired from 30 years as head of the Photo Program at Northeastern University in Boston in 2012. He taught at Harvard University for thirteen years as well. He now devotes his efforts full time to making new work and bringing earlier work to a national and international audience with over 60 one-person exhibitions over the length of his career.
Rantoul’s work is extensively collected and is included in numerous permanent collections such as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, the Kunsthaus in Zurich, the Biblioteque’ Nationale in Paris, the Peabody Essex Museum, the High Museum, the Fogg Museum, the Princeton University Museum, the RI School of Design Museum of Art, Harvard University Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography in the Boston Athenaeum, among others.
He is the recipient of many awards, grants and residencies including a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation grant, Light Work, Hambidge Center for the Arts, the Baer Art Center in Iceland and Visiting Artist at ICP’s Lake Como Workshop in Italy, among others.
Mr. Rantoul served as an active board member of the Photographic Resource Center for six years and was on the Board of Corporators of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA serving on the Exhibition Committee, among others for many years. He served as a founding member of the non-profit service organization and consultancy called Photo Legacy Strategies, a group formed to help photographers with archiving their work and with other legacy issues. He also reviews portfolios each year for the New England Portfolio Reviews (NEPR) held in Boston.
Mr. Rantoul lives in Belmont, MA and has a daughter and a grand daughter.