Chris Pellettieri

Project: Developing skills and knowledge in support of his nonprofit Pellettieri Stone Carvers’ Academy, with the goal of being able to expand the training offerings.

Chris Pellettieri, professional stone carver and native of Morningside Heights, is the founder and executive director of Pellettieri Stone Carvers’ Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting stone carving and which offers training in the traditional methods. After attending the Cathedral School and Stuyvesant High School, Mr. Pellettieri found his way to the Cathedral stoneyard where he trained in stone carving. In addition to his training in stonework at Cathedral Stoneworks and Artida Atelier, he has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from New York University.