Date of Award

Fall 1-5-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Second Advisor

Lisa Corinne Davis

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


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.

Included in

Painting Commons



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