Tim Rietenbach has received several individual artist grants from the Ohio Arts Council and Greater Columbus Arts Council, as well as the GCAC Project Grant supporting the installation of Gigantic, a 100-foot sculpture of a human skeleton in Columbus Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Rietenbach has participated in GCAC’s Dresden (Germany) Artist Exchange and the Ohio Arts Council’s Vermont Studio Residency. Rietenbach was selected for Finding Time, a series of temporary public artworks installed in downtown Columbus for the city’s bicentennial in 2012 with support by the Crane Group and National Endowment for the Arts. His work is also in the collection of the Columbus Museum of Art and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France.

As part of his work as CCAD’s Faculty Director of Galleries, Rietenbach works with independent curators to create shows in the college’s Beeler Gallery. Rietenbach earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Painting from CCAD in 1977 and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from The Ohio State University in 1991.