Born in Brooklyn, Chierchio graduated from The School of Art And Design, and also studied at Pratt Institute and The School of Visual Arts, NYC. His phenomenal career began as an Art Director, working at the world-renowned Grey Advertising Agency, Bates Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Young & Rubicam. Amongst his outstanding awards, to name a few: Joe has won awards for art direction, including “Andy”, “Gold Effie”, and “Art Direction Magazine.” He has taught Art Direction at the SVA, NYC and has lectured throughout a vast amount of institutes and at colleges and corporations in the metropolitan areas of New York City and New Jersey.
After a successful career as an Art Director, Joe made a transition into Fine Art. Nowadays, sculpting, stone carving and bronzing have become his passion. His award-winning sculptures have been shown in galleries throughout New York City, the World Famous galleries of The Hamptons on Long Island and throughout Italy.
At his studios in NYC and Watermill NY (a suburb of Southampton) Joe enjoys working in various mediums. He is currently creating drawings, watercolours and pastels from his own perspective in order to prepare for his world tour exhibitions.