Bobby Puleo

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Bobby Puleo
Personal information
Born (1974-10-02) October 2, 1974 (age 47)
New Jersey, United States (U.S.)
OccupationSkateboarder, artist
Sport
SportSkateboarding

Bobby Puleo (born 1974) is a regular-footed American professional skateboarder and artist.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Life[edit]

Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Puleo began skateboarding at 10. His first board was the Skull and Sword Powell Peralta board, which he received for Christmas in 1984.[3] Puleo started coming to New York at 16 to skate street spots, like the Brooklyn Banks and others.[1] In 1998, Puleo moved to West 108th Street.[1] Since childhood, Puleo has been a collector of found objects.[7]

Skateboarding career[edit]

Puleo has been a professional skateboarder for over 20 years, Puleo's first pro deck was on Mad Circle skateboards.[8] Puleo was skating a lot with filmer Aaron Meza for the FTC Penal Code 100A video released in 1996.[8] Scott Johnston and Meza introduced Puleo to Justin Girard who put him on Mad Circle. Before Mad Circle, while riding for Metropolitan, Puleo got put on Stereo.[9]

In 2018, Puleo sat down with Transworld Skateboarding to talk about his favorite skateboarder: Mark Gonzales.[10]

Skate video Parts & Appearances[11] Year
411VM – Issue 10 1995
411VM – Issue 13 1995
FTC – Penal Code 100A 1996
Mad Circle – 5ive Flavors[12] 1998
Zoo York – Peep This 1999
INFMS 2000
Skateparks of Oregon/Ecuador 2001
Black Out 2002
La Luz 2002
Static II: The Invisibles[13] 2004
R. B. Umali NY Revisited Vol 1 (96–97) 2005
Ipath – Preview: Summer 2005 2005
Traffic – Moving in Traffic 2008
Traffic – Tokyo Transfer 2009
Hi Fi – Full Frequency 2009
The Secret Basement 2013
V5[14] 2013
Puleo's found object collages - 2021

Artistic practice[edit]

Building upon his lifelong interest in collecting found objects, Puleo creates collages and assemblages.[1] Puleo also practices photography and has an interest in graffiti.[9] Puleo has shown his art throughout the United States and has an instagram account dedicated to his art: Gutter Gallery[1][15][16] In 2003, Puleo opened a show: ''These Eyes Have Eyes," at Space 1026 Gallery in Philadelphia.[1] In 2021, Puleo had a solo show of his assemblages titled "Flat Earth" presented by Hey Check This Out gallery in NYC. [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Weyland, Jocko (October 19, 2003). "CITYPEOPLE; Gliding Along, And Gathering A City's Castoffs". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ten Top Five – Bobby Puleo". TransWorld SKATEboarding. May 13, 2004. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Bobby Puleo Interview". Slam City Skates Blog. August 20, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Bobby Puleo Profile < Skately Library". skately.com. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  5. ^ "Step into Bobby Puleo's World in Thrasher's Latest Out There ⋆ SKATE NEWSWIRE". SKATE NEWSWIRE. June 7, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Here's Video Documentation of Bobby Puleo's Trip to Skatercon ⋆ SKATE NEWSWIRE". SKATE NEWSWIRE. March 20, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "Bobby Puleo Interview – extended version". Skateboard MSM (in German). Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Bobby Puleo bobshirt.com interview, retrieved October 21, 2019
  9. ^ a b "Bobby Puleo Interview". SOLO Skateboardmagazine (de) (in German). Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  10. ^ Skater's Favorite Skater: Bobby Puleo, retrieved October 21, 2019
  11. ^ "Bobby Puleo skater profile. Online skate videos and video parts by Bobby Puleo. | Skatevideosite". www.skatevideosite.com. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  12. ^ Mad Circle – 5ive Flavors (1998), retrieved October 21, 2019
  13. ^ Static 2 Remix/Greatest Misses, retrieved October 21, 2019
  14. ^ V5, retrieved October 21, 2019
  15. ^ "Bobby Puleo / Angela Boatwright". niarchive.newimageartgallery.com.
  16. ^ "Bobby Puleo's Art Opening". TransWorld SKATEboarding. July 27, 2004.
  17. ^ "Bobby Puleo's "Flat Earth" to Show at Hey Check This Out ⋆ SKATE NEWSWIRE". SKATE NEWSWIRE. February 21, 2021. Retrieved April 19, 2021.

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