Eric Rannestad (b. 1996, Connecticut) is a Montana-based artist making work about the systems that humans use to compartmentalize and measure the environment around us. Eric received his BA in Art and Economics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. 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. His research in environmental economics is critical to his art practice and Eric’s ongoing work for environmental and conservation groups is an important influence in his work.