Ryan Catalani

Ryan Catalani

focuses on meaningful projects at the
intersection of art, storytelling, and technology.


Selected recent press

  • “‘For most of these emerging artists, this is the first time they’ve visited the U.S., let alone exhibited abroad,‘ said Ryan Catalani ’11, who helped organize the visit to Punahou in collaboration with Wo International Center.”
  • “The Berkeley Beacon’s snow calculator was popular on campus … Catalani says these kind of projects can make a student newspaper stand out.”
  • “‘Really the point was to provide a different metric for how long this winter in Boston has been for all of us,’ Catalani says.”
    Frequent snow days costing Boston students cash
    Feb. 26, 2015 • USA Today College
  • “Catalani … ironically devised the calculator on one of Emerson’s snow days. … According to Catalani, the calculator ignited conversations about the strong feelings inherent in most students’ relationships with their education.”
    Feb. 19, 2015 • The Heights
  • “Emerson College’s newspaper The Berkeley Beacon lives up to the school’s reputation of being so freakin’ innovative by creating an interactive feature on their website called the ‘snow calculator.’”
    Feb. 10, 2015 • Boston Magazine Blog
  • “You could tell by the way he looked around the room that he truly believes in the creative spirit of Emerson, and of the good that can come out through sharing and partaking in discussion about one another’s work.”
    Jan. 15, 2015 • The Luminary
  • “‘We’re honored to receive these awards,’ said Catalani, the editor-in-chief. ‘Of course, what really motivates us is making a difference at Emerson by telling our community’s stories.’”
    Dec. 4, 2014 • Emerson College
  • “‘Proyecto Boston-Medellin gives life and shape to Emerson’s highest priorities and we are proud to celebrate this remarkable work,’ [President M. Lee] Pelton said.”
    April 24, 2014 • Emerson College
  • “‘The presentation of their work on the 10th floor of the Walker Building transformed that space into a gallery like no other, viewed by 1,500 people in five months,’ [President M. Lee] Pelton said.”
    April 23, 2014 • The Berkeley Beacon

Recent accolades

  • Inclusive Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Student
    Emerson College 2012-2014 Community Service Report • Aug. 13, 2014
  • Spirit of Emerson Award
    Emerson College • With Proyecto Boston-Medellín • April 22, 2014
  • Outstanding Photography, Photojournalism, Web Design
    EVVY Awards • 2012–2014

Selected recent writing & publications