"My work has influences as varied as illuminated manuscripts, Indian and Islamic miniatures, textiles and visionary art. I’m especially drawn to the beautiful patterning used in these traditions. Painting with gouache in the manner that I do is a slow, meditative and self-soothing process. I am interested in the uplifting power of color and the creative process during emotional periods in our lives." - Catherine Colangelo
After earning a BFA in Painting from The Cooper Union in New York, Catherine Colangelo returned to Houston. She was one of five finalists for the 2017 Artadia Award – Houston and the recipient of 2011 and 2007 Individual Artist Grant Fellowships from the Houston Arts Alliance. Catherine’s work has been selected to be included in three issues of New American Paintings, West Issue, as well as in corporate collections including: Four Seasons Hotel (Abu Dhabi), Four Seasons Hotel (Houston), Rosewood Abu Dhabi Hotel, (Abu Dhabi), Fidelity Investments (Boston), and Sidley Austin LLP (Houston).