Gianni Monteleone holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and received extensive academic training under Steven Assael. He has taught drawing and painting at the School of Visual Arts, The Nassau County Museum of Art and has received a fellowship from the Brennan Foundation. He is represented by the Westwood Gallery in NYC. He has received awards from the Portrait Society of America and has exhibited in New York, LA, Milan, Israel, Madrid, Russia and Japan. Monteleone’s work is held in private collections throughout the Americas, and in many major corporate collections: New York Times, NBC, Time Warner, 20th Century Fox and The American Museum of Natural History, among others.