Joseph Menna is a classically trained artist with over 20 years of experience. He has a BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art in Manhattan. He supplemented his degree programs with studies at the Pennslyvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Students League, and the Sculpture Center. During these years he also studied privately with classically trained Russian Artists such as Leonid Lerman(of the Mukhina Institute) for sculpture and Leonid Gervits(of the Repin Academy) for drawing. He completed his education with two years of post graduate work at the The Saint Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy in St.Petersburg, Russia (formerly known as the Mukhina Institute) where he studied monumental sculpture and classical drawing.
Following his education, Joseph spent 8 years working as a professional fine art sculptor creating both public and private commissions while working at the Johnson Atelier Fine Art Foundry. During this time, he also developed an interest in digital sculpture. This new focus set him on the path to becoming a leading practitioner of digital sculpture and digital product development. He is an expert in all phases of digital sculpture production from the initial digital sculpt to the final rapid prototype or CNC generated tooling. His list of current and former clients includes DC Entertainment (DC Direct), Gentle Giant, McFarlane Toys, Dark Horse Comics, Hasbro Toys, Bowen Designs, Electric Tiki, and many others involved in both the fine art and collectible sculpture worlds.
Joseph's software skills and experience include: FreeForm, ZBrush, Mudbox, Alias Surface Studio , Autodesk Maya, Modo, SolidWorks, and more. For more information and rates, please use the contact link above.