Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Andreas Rentsch

Andreas Rentsch


B.F.A., Les Ecoles d’Arts Appliqués in Vevey, Switzerland
M.F.A., Stony Brook University

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4146
Campus Post Office Box 147
Personal Website

Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Department

Andreas Rentsch teaches photography at the College. Having grown up on a prison compound where his father was the warden, Andreas’ work is an ongoing exploration of the connection of fate, geography and politics in the direction of justice.

His work is in many museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston, Texas, the Musée de la Photographie, in Charleroi, Belgium, Musée de l’Elysée, in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Museum at Checkpoint Charlie, in Berlin, Germany. His exhibits have spanned the globe.

He is a recipient of two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships and two grants from the Polaroid Corporation. He earned the 2012 Goldberger Award from Stony Brook University.

The prestigious photography magazine, Aperture, published one of his portfolios. Other pieces have been published in numerous books and magazines including “The Polaroid Project,” book published as part of four museum exhibitions (2017), Better Photography, “13 Iconic Photographers on the Self Portrait,” Mumbai, India (2016) and other journals. In 2014, he was featured on Push/Pause FIOS Cable TV, “In the Art Studio with Andreas Rentsch,” and in art reviews by the New York Times, USA Today and other prominent media outlets around the world.