Bobby Puleo

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Bobby Puleo
Personal information
Born (1974-10-02) 2 October 1974 (age 45)
New Jersey, United States (U.S.)
ResidenceQueens, New York
OccupationSkateboarder, Artist

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


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.[1] Puleo started coming to New York at 16 to skate street spots, like the Brooklyn Banks and others.[5] In 1998, Puleo moved to West 108th Street.[5] Since childhood, Puleo has been a collector of found objects.[6]

Skateboarding career[edit]

Skate Video Parts & Appearances[7] Year
411VM - Issue 10 1995
411VM - Issue 13 1995
FTC - Penal Code 100A 1996
Mad Circle - 5ive Flavors[8] 1998
Zoo York - Peep This 1999
INFMS 2000
Skateparks of Oregon/Ecuador 2001
Black Out 2002
La Luz 2002
Static II: The Invisibles[9] 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[10] 2013


Puleo's first pro deck was on Mad Circle skateboards. Puleo was skating a lot with filmer Aaron Meza for the FTC Penal Code 100A video released in 1996.[11] 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.[12]

In 2018, Puleo sat down with Transworld Skateboarding to talk about his favorite skateboarder: Mark Gonzales.[13]

Artistic practice[edit]

Building upon his lifelong interest in collecting found objects, Puleo creates collages and assemblages.[5] Puleo also practices photography and has an interest in graffiti.[12] Puleo has shown his art throughout the United States and has an instagram account dedicated to his art: Gutter Gallery[5][14][15]


  1. ^ a b "Bobby Puleo Interview". Slam City Skates Blog. 2019-08-20. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  2. ^ "Bobby Puleo Profile < Skately Library". Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  3. ^ "Step Into Bobby Puleo's World in Thrasher's Latest Out There ⋆ SKATE NEWSWIRE". SKATE NEWSWIRE. 2019-06-07. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  4. ^ "Here's Video Documentation of Bobby Puleo's Trip to Skatercon ⋆ SKATE NEWSWIRE". SKATE NEWSWIRE. 2019-03-20. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  5. ^ a b c d e Weyland, Jocko (2003-10-19). "CITYPEOPLE; Gliding Along, And Gathering A City's Castoffs". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  6. ^ "Bobby Puleo Interview - extended version". Skateboard MSM (in German). Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  7. ^ "Bobby Puleo skater profile. Online skate videos and video parts by Bobby Puleo. | Skatevideosite". Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  8. ^ Mad Circle - 5ive Flavors (1998), retrieved 2019-10-21
  9. ^ Static 2 Remix/Greatest Misses, retrieved 2019-10-21
  10. ^ V5, retrieved 2019-10-21
  11. ^ Bobby Puleo interview, retrieved 2019-10-21
  12. ^ a b "Bobby Puleo Interview". SOLO Skateboardmagazine (de) (in German). Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  13. ^ Skater's Favorite Skater: Bobby Puleo, retrieved 2019-10-21
  14. ^ "Bobby Puleo / Angela Boatwright".
  15. ^ "Bobby Puleo's Art Opening". TransWorld SKATEboarding. 27 July 2004.

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