Eric Rannestad (b. 1996 - Chester, Connecticut) is a Montana-based artist making work about the systems and technology that humans use to compartmentalize, measure, and model the natural world. The current work speculates on the infrastructure of the built environment through sculpture, painting, and digital media. References to atmosphere, biodomes, market systems, mapping and modeling suggest that our natural and built worlds are intertwined in a precarious system of control.

Eric received his BA in Studio Art and BA in Economics from Whitman College. He has attended fellowships and residencies at the Centrum, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the Vermont Studio Center, North Cascades Institute, New York Arts Practicum, and Shell House Arts. Eric completed a certificate in GIS + Design from the Pratt Institute. Eric as a Communications Designer for the Montana Association of Conservation Districts and is a freelance cartographer. His research in environmental economics is critical to his art practice and Eric’s ongoing design projects are a strong influence in his work.