Elizabeth Castellano graduated with a BFA and an MAT from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. Her B.F.A., received in May 1999, is in studio art with an emphasis on painting and a minor in art history. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Castellano took a leave of absence to study art abroad at Lancaster University in Lancaster, England. During that time, she studied painting, printmaking, and photography. Prior to her study abroad experience, Ms. Castellano had the opportunity to travel to Florence, Italy, to complete intensive coursework towards her art history minor.
Ms. Castellano completed her M.A.T. in art education in January of 2000. Her student teaching was completed at the Mount Pleasant Central School District and the Pocantico Hills School District. For both her undergraduate and graduate studies she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She received her B.F.A. with Art Department Honors.
Ms. Castellano has been a part of many solo and group shows locally, nationally, and internationally. Her artwork is in both private and public collections. Public collections include Herkimer County Community College, Manhattanville College Office of Admissions, and the President’s Collection, President’s Office at Manhattanville College.
Previously, Elizabeth has taught art education. She taught a variety of projects to her students that made connections across the curriculum, including literacy based art activities, and incorporating the elements of art and art historical context. Projects included site specific sculpture, still life, figure drawing, self-portraits, ceramics, and a variety of master artist studies.
Elizabeth has prior experience as an adjunct professor in the education departments at Manhattanville College and Mercy College.
Currently Elizabeth Castellano offers private art lessons. When Elizabeth is not teaching, she can be found painting in her studio.