Born: 1968, El Paso, TX

Lives: Aspen, CO

Education: 1990, BS Babson College, Wellesley, MA

 

Hunt Rettig is known for his 3D assemblages that produce the illusion of 2D digital images. Self-taught, Rettig’s process-based discipline is a continual quest to transform quotidian material into the sublime. In Rettig’s hands, moldable synthetics and reflective acrylics become encapsulated sculptures implying kinetic movement if not actuating it. He has been drawn to the op and kinetic art movement since adolescence.

An explorer of both geographic and psychological terrain, Rettig is most at home on a dirt path or body of water observing “familiar patterns that connect us as one, like source code.” Biomorphic shapes seen in Rettig’s work suggest sensual elements omnipresent in nature. “If it didn’t exist, if it didn’t resonate, we wouldn’t be here.”

Solo and/or Two Person Exhibitions

2017, FP Contemporary, Culver City, CA, "I'm Twelve Push-ups Away From A Perfect Body"

2016, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, "In the Atrium"

2013, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "Cracked and Absorbed"

2013, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, "Cracked and Absorbed"

2010, Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA, “Between Gesture and Geometry”

2009, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Infuse"

2009, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "Francisco Pizarro- as Gay as a French Horn"

2009, C Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, "New Work"

2008, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX, “So Goes the Blow, Clouds Follow, Forms Emerge”

2008, C Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, “Right Side Up Duplex”

2007, Plus Gallery, Denver, CO, "Really Mom, Nibsey Russel?”

2004, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO, “New Assemblage”

2004, Finesilver Gallery, San Antionio, TX, “Containment”

 

Group Exhibitions

2017, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "Artist as Subject"

2015, FP Contemporary, Culver City, CA, "Shine"

2012, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA, "Media Matters"

2010, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO, New Gallery Opening

2010, Plus Gallery, Denver, CO, New Gallery Opening

2009, Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA, Anniversary Group Show

2004, (+) Zeile/Judish, Denver, CO, “Director’s Choice”

2004, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, “2004 AAM Biennial”

 

Bibliography

Lynn Trimble, "Here's the Best Art We Saw...", Phoenix New Times, December 5, 2016

Kate McGraw, “Out of a Dream”, Journal Santa Fe, August 1, 2008

Cathrine Walworth, “Hunt Rettig at Finesilver Gallery”, Voices of Art Magazine, April 26, 2006

Anjali Gupta- “Reviews- Finesilver Gallery”, Art Papers, September/October 2004

Jennifer Jankauskas- “Paul Doran, Hunt Rettig and Jason Rognes”, Art Lies, summer 2004

Jim Baker- Director, Anderson Ranch Arts Center- “All About Arts”, KDNK, February 18, 2004

Wolf Schneider- “In High Gear”, Southwest Art, April 2004

Michael Paglia- "Artbeat", Westword Weekly, February 5 - 11, 2004

 

Projects

2010 - 2011 Chiang Mai, Thailand, "The Flying Kakapo" outdoor art installation

2010, San Francisco MOMA, San Francisco, CA, “Sculpture LA”, collaborator/performer with The Mustardeaux Collective

 

Collections

Barry Berkus Estate- Santa Barbara, CA 
Melva Bucksbaum Estate- New York 
Suzanne Cochran- New York 
Joe Cocker Estate- Los Angeles 
Paula and Jim Crown- Chicago, IL
Suzanne Farver- Aspen, CO 
Steve Hansen- Aspen, CO 

Hilton Riyadh Hotel and Residences- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Jennifer Johnson- Jacksonville, FL 
Microsoft- Redmond, WA 

Mondrian Doha Hotel, Doha, Qatar

Ernesto Poma- Miami, FL 
Progressive Insurance- Cleveland, OH 
Glenn Schaeffer- Las Vegas, NV 
Dean Sobel- Denver, CO 
Paula Zahn- New York