Robert Catalusci is best known for his signature style of performance art, which has allowed the accomplished director and artist to bring his critically-acclaimed productions to the stages of San Francisco and most recently the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, where he received unprecedented permission to perform and film his most recent play, Humilious. A Los Angeles native, Robert graduated in performance art/video from the esteemed San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and has also studied fine art in London, France, Italy and Greece.
As an artist, Robert’s work has been featured at residencies at acclaimed galleries and creative spaces in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Berkley. He was given a prestigious residency at Capp Street Project, where he joined the ranks of his esteemed peers, Ann Hamilton, Bill Viola, Ursula von Rydingsvard and Gary Hill. Robert has also held a residency at the acclaimed Southern Exposures Gallery in San Francisco.
Additionally, Robert has served as the lead artist of the massive San Francisco Municipal Railway Rehabilitation Project as well as the San Francisco Bureau of Architecture, which had Robert overseeing a budget of more than $22million. He has been awarded numerous artist grants for his public monumental installations, Lighthouse (on-site Santa Cruz), The Art of Living (Berkley Aquatic Park) and Better Demons of Our Natures Naught (Highways Performance Space Los Angeles).
Over the course of his career, Robert’s work has been celebrated by the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Jose Mercury News as well as Art Papers, Artweek, Art & Architecture Magazine, DETAILS and Capps TV. Robert was named the recipient of the SIFF Award from the SBCC as well as receiving the Chauncey McKeever Award and Golden Seal Award from SFAI.