Inside the Sculpture Studio of Joseph Reginella
Visit the Staten Island studio of NYC’s “Bansky of monuments,” sculptor Joseph Reginella!
- Learn about Reginella’s whimsical work such as a monument to a squid attack on the Staten Island Ferry, as well as more serious projects like I Am Your Protector and the Snug Harbor 9/11 Memorial
- Get a behind-the-scenes look at the spaces where Reginella’s sculptures come to life and the tools he uses to shape them
- View works in progress and learn about Joe’s artistic process
About the event:
On this live-streamed virtual tour, you’ll meet NYC-based sculptor Joseph Reginella inside his Staten Island studio. Reginella will share the stories behind some of his most famous works, and give us a tour of his workspace.
About Joseph Reginella
Joseph Reginella is a self-taught sculptor who began sculpting and mold making in 1985 at the age of 14, inspired by his love of monsters and horror movies. He has been working professionally as a commercial artist since 1994. He is the creator of The Toxic Teddies toy line and was granted the first ever license to portray the world famous band The Ramones as a group in figure form.
Over the years, Joseph has been commissioned to create works for various people and organizations, including a 9/11 memorial for the Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island and even a sculpture for former NYC Mayor Ed Koch portraying former Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a 1950’s style movie monster.
Throughout his career, Joseph has worked on projects for such clients as Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, Juicy Couture, Macy’s, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Nike, punk rock legends The Ramones, The Misfits and even Lady Gaga. Joseph has garnered worldwide attention through his multi-media art installation and continuing series that portray fictitious disasters such as the Staten Island Ferry being attacked by a giant octopus and other events in NYC history featured on his website NYCurbanlegends.com. The New York Times dubbed Reginella “the Banksy of monuments” when he was featured in a piece profiling him.
In January 2020 he was commissioned to sculpt 5 life size figures for the I Am Your Protector project. Depicting every day heroes
He continues produce molds and sculpture for clients and continues to add to his brand of NYC history.
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