2015 University of California, Los Angeles, MFA, Los Angeles, CA.

2010 Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

2009 City College of New York, Masters in Urban Planning, New York, NY.

2005 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME.

2004 Maryland Institute College of Art; BFA, Baltimore, MD.



2017   Michael Cataldi and Marten Elder, Index, Los Angeles, CA.

2015  Memories of Underdevelopment, Temporary Agency, Brooklyn, NY

The Visitor on view in the courtyard of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Emily Gonzales Jarett

2013  Writing With the Other Hand is Imagining, Beirut Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Progress and Process, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY.

2011  Notice of Public Hearing, VLA, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY.

Contain, Maintain, Sustain, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.

Agitated Histories, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM.; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD.

2010 Whitney Independent Study Program, Art In General, NY, NY.

2009 The University of Trash, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY.

2008 Blank, Median Museum, Beijing, China

Human Resources, Curated by Sara Reisman, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY.

2007 Breif Encounters, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY.

Bivoac, Curated by Max Goldfarb, The Fields at Art OMI, Ghent, N.Y.

Site Projects D.C., WPA Corcoran, Washington D.C.

Hacking Utopias, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

Hidden, ABC No Rio, New York, NY.

2006 EAF 06, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY.

501 lexington, The Lab at Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY.

Curator’s Office (Rules), Curator’s Office, Washington D.C.

International Globus Dislocator, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY.

Automation Constipation, Current Space, Baltimore, MD.

AIM 26, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.

Ides of March, ABC No Rio, NY, NY.

2004 In This City, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.

Untitled, Artscape independent Gallery pavilion, Baltimore, MD.

12.12.03, Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD.


Awards and Residencies

2010 Residency, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, New York, NY

2009 Studio Program, Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY.

2006 Workspace residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY.

Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY.

2005 Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY.



2009 Martha Schwendener, “The University of Trash—or, How to Frustrate an Art Dealer,” Village Voice,


Alex Kitnick, “Michael Cataldi and Nils Norman: Sculpture Center,” Art in America, 9/09

Josh Dector, “The University of Trash,” Josh Dector, Artforum, 9/09

2007 Mike Hotter, “Field of Dreams,”, 8/1/07

Eric Gelber, “A Shoreline Space for Sculpture,” New York Sun, 1/22/07

2006 “Michael Cataldi,” in AIM 26, exh. cat. (New York: Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2006).

2004 “Michael Cataldi,” in Curator Incubator, exh. cat. (Baltimore: Maryland Art Place, 2004).

Bret McCabe, “Art Scrape,” Baltimore City Paper, 7/21/04

J. Bowers, “Triple Threat,” Baltimore City Paper, 8/11/04