Gianluca Giarrizzo is a figurative sculptor and draughtsman living and working in Philadelphia. He received his BA from Lewis and Clark College where he studied Sculpture and Philosophy, and an MFA in 2019 from the New York Academy of Art in Sculpture and Anatomy. Giarrizzo was selected by the New York Academy of Art to participate in the ABC Stone-sponsored Stone Carving Residency in Carrara, Italy, in 2018 and again in 2019. In 2018 and 2019, he was awarded the Sculpture Scholar Award by the New York Academy of Art. Giarrizzo has work in private collections across the U.S. and has been exhibited in shows and auctions nationally. He developed the first Visual Arts program at The East Harlem School at Exodus House in New York, and is currently teaching at the Friends’ Central School and the Fleisher Art Memorial. His passion for stone carving incorporates Renaissance influences and modern philosophies, while maintaining his commitment to work by hand and directly from imagination.