Paul Catanese, Hybrid Media Artist
ISEA International Board Appointment [ November, 2014 ]
I'm proud to announce that during ISEA2014 in Dubai I was appointed to join the ISEA International Foundation Board. Alongside Chair Peter Anders, Secretary Bonnie Mitchell, Treasurer & Co-Founder Wim van der Plas & newly appointed Ian Clothier, the five board members comprise the primary governing body of ISEA International. Working with ISEA Headquarters Director Sue Gollifer, the ISEA International Advisory Committee, Symposium Hosts, and Program Committee, the primary role of the Board is to oversee the continuation of the annual symposia as well as build and maintain a comprehensive symposium archive. ISEA is an incredible organization, whose collective efforts since before 1988 have helped define and advance the field of electronic and emerging art. I am honored to join my colleagues and the many constituents & participants whose careers and passions intersect with and uphold ISEA in this endeavor.

2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship [ September, 2014 ]
I'm proud to announce that I've been selected as one of five artists to receive a 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. This award will support my studio practice and expanding work on visible from space; an interdisciplinary artwork that began with a fanciful notion to create drawings on Earth so large they would be visible from the moon. Among other experiments, this fellowship will allow me to begin working with a blimp, and will support the creation of artworks in and around Chicago, Southern Arizona, and Eastern Oregon among other locations. Please visit the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship website to learn more about this award and full roster of 2014 recipients.

Bad at Sports [ March, 2014 ]
I was invited by Duncan Mackenzie and Richard Holland at Bad at Sports to organize a Roundtable on Interdisciplinary Art Education. Recorded live at the 2014 CAA Conference, the panel included Adrienne Klein, Deborah Robinson, Paul Thomas, Claire Pentecost. The podcast is available online now.

Artist Residency in Bisbee, Arizona [ Summer, 2013 ]
I will be on residency in May and June at the Central School Project in southern Arizona continuing development on Visible From Space.

Lecture at International Print Center New York [ April, 2013 ]
I will be presenting at the International Print Center New York (IPCNY) on April 10, 2013 on Post-Digital Printmaking; afterwards, there will be a studio visit to Ribuoli Digital, one of the ateliers featured in my book.

SGCI Conference, Milwaukee [ March, 2013 ]
I will be chairing a panel at the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin entitled Collaborative Thinking and Making in the Post-Digital Atelier with panelists Denise Bookwalter, Barbara Foster, Andre Ribuoli and Jennifer Mahlman.

Florida State University [ October, 2012 ]
I will be a visiting artist at Florida State University in Tallahassee to present a lecture on my work, and visit the Small Craft Advisory Press.

International Sculpture Center Conference [ September, 2012 ]
I'm presenting my artwork at the International Sculpture Center Conference in Chicago as a panelist on EcoMedia: Environmental Science and Technology and Interaction in Public Art chaired by Andrea Polli alongside panelists Eric Leonardson and Russell Bauer.

Post-Digital Printmaking Published [ August, 2012 ]
I'm pleased to announce that my book, Post-Digital Printmaking: Traditional, CNC, and Hybrid Processes, co-authored with Dr. Angela Geary, has been published by A&C Black / Bloomsbury, and is available now via Additionally, the book has had a very positive review on written by Jason Urban.

NEA Awards $50,000 Grant to CBPA / Interarts! [ May, 2012 ]
I'm proud to announce that the NEA recently awarded a $50,000 Arts in Media Grant to the Center for Book & Paper Arts / Interdisciplinary Arts Department to explore Expanded Artist Books: Envisioning the Future of the Book! A press release just came out from Columbia College Chicago as well as CBPA / Interarts. I am excited to be one of four principal investigators on this grant, along with my colleagues, Michelle Citron, Clifton Meador, and Steve Woodall. This grant that will include the creation of several Artists Books for the iPad published through the CBPA, as well as a major commissioning program! More details about that later this summer!

Two-Person Exhibition at Kasa Gallery, Istanbul [ February, 2012 ]
I'm proud to announce that Jane Prophet and I have a two-person exhibition entitled E-Scapes: Artistic Explorations of Nature and Science at the Kasa Gallery at Sabanci University in Istanbul that opened on February 1st. Featured in the show are images from the Visible From Space series. For more information about the show visit the Kasa Gallery website where you can download a PDF of the exhibition catalog, which includes essays from Lanfranco Aceti and Vince Dziekan, and their interview with me about the series.

Solo Exhibition at Wright State University [ October, 2011 ]
I'm proud to announce that my solo exhibition Relics and Constellations: Hybrid Work of Paul Catanese, curated by Tess Cortes, opened at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University on October 23, 2011 and will remain open through January 8, 2012. In addition to a number of prints, videos, digital Cornell Boxes, and browser-based artworks, the exhibition features a site specific installation: Observatories of Uncharted Vitreous. The show was recently reviewed by Jane Black, Executive Director of the Dayton Visual Arts Center. Copies of the exhibition catalog can be purchased via Lulu.

Leonardo Electronic Almanac [ October, 2010 ]
Leonardo Electronic Almanac recently published a series of my images entitled Visible From Space. Visit LEA's Flickr page to view the series, and read my conversation about the series with curators Vince Dziekan and Lanfranco Aceti.

Tenure and Promotion [ Fall, 2010 ]
I'm proud to announce that I've been awarded Tenure at Columbia College Chicago, and have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Additionally, I have been asked to become the Associate Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts.

Death Valley [ June, 2010 ]
I will be on residency for the month of June at the Goldwell Open Air Museum, just outside of Death Valley.

CNC Printmaking Book Contract [ Summer, 2009 ]
Based on our pioneering research applying digitally mediated manufacturing tools, such as laser cutting and computer numeric control milling, with traditional fine art printmaking materials and techniques, Dr. Angela Geary and I have been contracted by A&C Black Publishers to co-author a book on Computer Aided Manufacturing in Fine Art Printmaking.

2009 College Art Association Conference [ March, 2009 ]
I am proud to announce that my three-year term as President of the New Media Caucus began at the 2009 CAA Conference in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, Joan Truckenbrod and I chaired a panel at CAA entitled The Tangiality of Digital Media with presentations from Paul Hertz, Harrison Higgs, Dr. Angela Geary, Katherine Mezur and Wafaa Bilal.

Spring 2009 Phoebe Journal [ February, 2009 ]
I was invited to create images for the cover, multiple interior spreads and edge images (that reveal themselves as you fan the pages) for the literary journal, Phoebe - published at George Mason University. Information about the latest Phoebe Journal including how to purchase a copy can be found online at the Phoebe Website. Among many captivating selections, there is a fascinating essay on collaboration by Lyn Hejinian which prefaces a collaborative poetry project created specifically for the Spring 2009 Journal edition.

Columbia College Chicago [ Summer, 2008 ]
I am happy to announce that I have accepted a full-time faculty position in the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts at Columbia College Chicago, where I will begin teaching in Fall of 2008.

1708 Gallery [ May, 2008 ]
Forgotten Constellations was installed at the 1708 Gallery located in Richmond, Virginia for a month-long exhibition. Prints from the Aquifers series and the Celestial Workshops series were also shown.

College Art Association Conference [ February, 2008 ]
I chaired a New Media Caucus affiliate panel at the 2008 CAA conference entitled art blogging == global.exhibit(local); which also has a companion website. Also, I am proud to announce that I was elected to become the next president of the New Media Caucus; my three year term is set to begin at the CAA Conference in February of 2009.

Northern Illinois University [ Winter, 2008 ]
Towards a vast reservoir of comets... was installed for a month-long exhibition in the Jack Olson Gallery at the Northern Illinois University School of Art during January and February of 2008. A week-long artist's visit and gallery talk coincided with the installation.

Prairie Center of the Arts [ Summer, 2007 ]
I will be in residence at the Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria, Illinois during the mid-summer months of 2007 - working on a new printmaking project. I have been exploring "bookness" as related to the notion of the reduced (print as single page book) and the expanded (space of installation as book) in preparation for upcoming solo shows at Northern Illinois University and at the 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA.

Gallery 2, Washington State University [ March, 2006 ]
As part of my visit to WSU in March, 2006 I installed a process piece with the working title Hunting Prayers. Included within this installation is a large (over 9 foot tall) xerographic print of New Prayer for St. Anthony. A smaller, 16 x 21" version is currently being printed by Barbara Foster's Advanced Printmaking Class at SFSU as an editioned lithograph & woodblock print with hand-stenciling.

University of Akron [ January, 2006 ]
Medicinal Craft of Cephalopods, Recollections of a Somnambulist and A Short History of the Bezoar Stone are included in the exhibition Outside the Box: New Cinematic Experiences, curated by Seth Thompson, which runs from 1/17 to 2/24, 2006 in the Emily Davis Gallery at the University of Akron.

New Museum of Contemporary Art [ October, 2005 ]
The physical installation version of Misplaced Reliquary will be exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC on Tuesday, October 18th. The public exhibition will feature each of the 2004/05 Rhizome commissions.

SFSU Fine Arts Gallery [ September, 2005 ]
The physical installation version of Misplaced Reliquary is currently on display at the SFSU Fine Arts Gallery from Sept.17 - Oct.15 as part of the ECO exhibition, featuring artists who "...collaborate with environmental forces and playfully manipulate nature through various technologies..."

SFMOMA Artists Gallery [ July, 2005 ]
Medicinal Craft of Cephalopods is currently installed at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery as part of a thirty-year retrospective of works created at the Kala Art Institute.

Rhizome Commission [ January, 2005 ]
I completed a commission for a new work for the Gameboy Advance entitled Misplaced Reliquary. In October, 2005 it will be on exhibit (with other Rhizome Commissions) at the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Turbulence Commission [ November, 2004 ]
I was awarded a commission from with funds made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts to create a new work entitled Collective Geology of the Erased Space - which can be viewed online now.

Digital Cornell Boxes [ September, 2004 ]
In completion of a residency awarded through the 2004 artist fellowship program at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California I created three digital Cornell boxes for the Gameboy Advance which are on display at Kala from September 2, until October 9, 2004. See the online documentation for more info: Digital Cornell Boxes.

Whitney Artport [ July, 2004 ]
I have been selected as the featured artist for the month of July for the Whitney Museum of American Art through their online gallery/portal, Artport. After July 2004, my work will be available in the Artport archive.

Paul Catanese is a Hybrid Media Artist, Author, Associate Professor, Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago, ISEA International Board Member, and President Emeritus of the New Media Caucus. His artwork has been exhibited widely including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, La Villette and Stuttgart Filmwinter. Paul is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including commissions for the creation of new artwork from and
Stones & Drones

Handmade Media Research Project

Visible from Space

Eigengrau (Prototypes)

Celestial Workshops 004

Towards a vast reservoir of comets...

New Prayer for St. Anthony