Once Upon a Time is Now: A True Story
Catanese: About the Artist
Elizabeth Catanese is a Bryn Mawr College junior majoring in
Art History and Creative Writing. She grew up making art in Ewing,
New Jersey and attended high school at Stuart Country Day School
in Princeton where she created her first installation art piece.
This was a series of cardboard boxes which could be walked and
crawled through. Each box represented a different idea about transcendence.
Ideas for Once Upon A Time Is Now: A True Story, began to emerge
during a Contemporary Art and Theory class which she took in the
Spring of 2004 and continued to grow and evolve through conversation
with friends and teachers from her past and present. She was grateful
to receive funding from the Dean's office to live at Bryn Mawr
and create the installation in the basement of English House in
the Summer of 2004. Elizabeth considers her installation projects
to be stage sets activated and enhanced by viewer engagement and
is in love with the storytelling potential of art.
Nimbus Writer's Group
The Dean's Office
Bryn Mawr College Art Club
The Center for Science in Society
The Center for Visual Culture
The Feminist and Gender Studies Program
The Creative Writing Department