Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Lisa Corinne Davis
Academic Program Adviser
Dante Cannatella’s work is about when the landscape reclaims the city, when the lines between inside and outside are blurred, and how lives play out against the truth of uncertainty and impermanence. His gestural paintings reflect growing up amidst the destruction and rebuilding of New Orleans. Set against a backdrop of acid yellows, muddy pinks and greys, the figures are caught in the powerful forces of nature, commerce, and mass thought that shape both their inner worlds and outer realities.
Cannatella, Dante G., "Theater and Spectacle of the Inside" (2022). CUNY Academic Works.