Paul Catanese - Columbia College Chicago

Paul Catanese



Paul Catanese is a Professor and Director of Graduate Study for Art and Art History. As a hybrid media artist, Catanese blurs the lines between the visual, performing, and media arts in a diverse range of works that include installation, performance, video, sound, projection, and print media. His artworks have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Chicago Cultural Center, New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, La Villette, China Academy of Art, Frankston Art Center, Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Stuttgart Filmwinter, Festival Internacional de Linguagem Electrônica, New Forms Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the International Symposium on Electronic Art. Catanese has received commissions from Rhizome and Turbulence, grants from the Illinois Arts Council, and New York Foundation for the Arts, and a 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. He has participated in residencies at Signal Culture, PLAYA, Goldwell Museum, Central School Project, and Kala Art Institute; his artwork can be found in collections including the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University, the Center for Art + Environment Archives at the Nevada Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum. Catanese is author of Director’s Third Dimension, and co-author of Post-Digital Printmaking: CNC, Traditional, and Hybrid Techniques, a book examining the evolution of print media propelled by access to industrial technologies such as laser cutters and 3D Printers. He earned his MFA in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BA in Theater at SUNY Geneseo.

Instructional Areas

Thesis Writing, Installation Art, Sound Art, New Media Art, History of New Media Art

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Installation, Experimental Sound Practices, New Media Art, Performance, Post-Digital Printmaking Practices


B.A., Theatre State University of New York-Geneseo 1997
M.F.A., Studio School of The Art Institute of Chicago 2000