Chadwick Rantanen

Based in: San Francisco

2012 was the busiest year to date for Chadwick Rantanen, whose intriguing Walkerball-adorned aluminum poles and abstract drawings were featured in eight international exhibitions. The most significant of these was the minimalist More often and in more Places, his debut solo at STANDARD (OSLO) in February. Rantanen complemented this show with group exhibitions at Galerie Micky Schubert and Figge von Rosen in Berlin, Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago, UNT/TLED and Family Business in New York, Thomas Duncan Gallery in Los Angeles, Frutta Gallery in Rome and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Essex Street and STANDARD (OSLO) also presented his works at art fairs over the course of the year.


Above: Chadwick Rantanen, Telescopic Pole (PCTB/Fluorescent Yellow/02), detail, 2012, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago