Andrew Catanese attended the Sam Fox School of Art and Design at Washington University in St. Louis where he obtained a BFA in Studio Art. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. He has shown his work throughout the state as well as participating in shows in Missouri, Virginia, and Italy. Andrew’s work stems from growing up in the South as a queer, secular man. The dense, tapestry-like images are populated with figures in disguise caught in moments of violence and intimacy, surrounded by the thick, heavy foliage of the South. Each painting draws heavily from literature, biblical narratives, and classical myth. Andrew paintings act as refutations of tribalism and violence; professing an intense desire for more empathy. The paintings work to capture the complexities of the South.



Solo Exhibitions

2017 "And Every Living Thing That Moves," Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA.

Public Commissions

2017 City in a Forest. Art on the Beltline, Atlanta, GA. 

Group Exhibitions

2017 Reclamation. APD Art Services, New York, NY

2017 ColorAtl Launch. Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta, GA. 

2017 National Juried Exhibition. First Street Gallery, New York, NY.

2017 Resonance. Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

2017 Macon Arts Alliance, Macon, GA.

2017 Patchwork, Mindzai Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

 2016 Little Things Mean a Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 

2016 A Musical Promenade, Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Marietta, GA. 

2016 Go Figure, Doppler Projects, East Atlanta Village, Atlanta, GA. 

2016 A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA. Selected for Juror’s Award.

2016 Eye Candy: Juried Summer Pop-Up, TV Gallery, Athens, GA. 

2016 Decatur Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA.

2016 Second Birthday Bash, Deer Bear Wolf at Downtown Player's Club, Atlanta, GA.

2016 Hambidge Art Auction, Hambidge and The Goat Farm, Atlanta, GA.

2016 Silken Fictions, Hi-Lo Press, Atlanta, GA.

2015 Summer Swan Invitational, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

2015 No Concentration, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2015 Community Visuals University City Library Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2015 Group Show Weitman Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2014 Cabinet of Curiosities BRAC Gallery Florence, Italy

Work Experience

2015-present Assistant to the Dealer at Peachtree & Bennett Auction House, Atlanta, Ga.

2014 Studio Intern Perennial St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.

2013 Studio Intern Double Image Photography Studio, Richmond, VA.

2012 Design Intern Thrill of the Hunt, Ashland, VA.


2015 BFA summa cum laude, studio art, Sam Fox School of Art & Design, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.