Catanese is a painter and sculptor from the American South. He earned his BFA from Sam Fox School of Art and Washington University and is currently working towards his MFA at Stanford University. 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.