John Belardo was educated at the New York Academy of Art, and the Newington Cropsey Academy of Art and as an apprentice in the studio of Richard McDermott Miller. His work is wide ranging from monumental public installations to digital prototyping and design as well as large-scale ceramic sculpture. His sculptures and drawings have recently been exhibited at Brookgreen Gardens, Rainey Sculpture Pavilion; Azarian McCullough Art Gallery, Vytlacil, Lodge Gallery, The Cathedral of St John the Divine, Salmagundi Club, Lyme Art Association, Romano Gallery and the World Maker Faire at New York Hall of Science. Permanent public sculpture, Georgetown University, Cooperstown NY, and Lehman CUNY. Mr. Belardo’s travel notebook drawings were recently featured in Drawing Magazine. And he has published in scholarly journals on developmental perception. Mr. Belardo won the Gold Medal from the Hudson Valley Art Association. He is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and a faculty member at Lehman College CUNY, the New York Academy of Art and a visiting scholar for the Institute for American Universities.