Tim Rietenbach lives and works in Columbus, OH, where he serves as a professor of fine arts at the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). He earned a bachelor of fine arts in painting from CCAD in 1979 and a master of fine arts in sculpture from Ohio State University (OSU) in 1991. In addition to teaching, Rietenbach serves as the Chair of Fine Arts and as the Director of student exhibitions. He has been the recipient of individual artist grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council (including a Public Arts Grant to install Gigantic—a 100-foot-long sculpture of the human skeleton in the Columbus Science Museum—and a Dresden/Saxony Artist Residency in Germany), the Ohio Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Art; OSU Urban Arts Space (both Columbus, OH); the Zanesville Museum of Art (Zanesville, OH); Springfield Museum (Springfield, OH); the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (Lancaster, OH); and SPACES (Cleveland, OH).