"Wow, Kudos Gallery Edit. Before becoming involved in digital arts I was mainly a painter. I had become so disillusioned in the art world, especially here in New York, that I was all but ready to give up on the arts. It is refreshing to see a gallery…"
I grew up Catholic and attended weekly all throughout my childhood in the 1970’s up until the teens. In my late teens I departed from the church, trying to go my “own” way and unfortunately did not find my way back to Christianity until 2017.
My father, Thomas Borruso, was one of the founding members of the Good Shepherd Knights of Columbus and was very active in the church up until his struggles with cancer made him homebound until his passing.
There were several incidents in my life, starting in my late 20’s, that firmed my belief in God. This became more and more concrete as the years passed. During a hospitalization in 2017, I went to a prayer service and felt compelled to receive communion at the service for the first time in many, many years. After that I began looking into the bible again and re-questioning and researching my faith.
I landed at a local non-denominational church after that. They are a very kind fellowship and I appreciate all they did to help me restore my faith. Although, I Was recently drawn back to Catholicism and the church I grew up with.
Accomplishments / CV
CO-OWNER & CONTRIBUTING 3-D ARTIST
2008 to 2013
Partnered with a fellow artist to found a creative studio for creating innovative animation and modeling projects to fulfill the needs and requirements of clients.
BROWNSTONE PUBLISHERS, INC.
New York, NY
2001 to 2002
Managed the page layouts to prepare for publishing, designed and prepared graphics for printing, gathered specifications for each book to ensure adherence, and monitored progress of publication for quality control.
New York, NY ARTISTIC ASSISTANT
1991 to 1993
Collaborated with a creative team to develop and render artistic concepts into faux finishes and mural paintings in offices and private homes.
LEADERSHIP & CLIENT RELATIONS EXPERIENCE
Provide leadership and development to team members and oversee the merchandising and operations as a Department Manager at WalMart since 2010.
Certificate in Computer-Aided Drafting
SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Certificate in Graphic Communications Print Design/Web Design/ 3D Animation
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts,
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
Sigma Beta Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, Undergraduate Excellence Award, President’s Purchase Award, Dean’s List