Richard Pietruska

Transportation Design


He received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation Design and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Art from ArtCenter. He is a highly respected professor at ArtCenter and has been teaching for over 50 years. Many of his former students are among the leading automotive designers in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia.

He has been a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) since 1996.  He has won numerous awards for his automotive sculptures, including the prestigious Peter Helck Award for three years in a row and numerous Athena Awards of Excellence at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Pietruska has also designed trophies and awards for various automotive events. His work can be seen in many automotive magazines, private collections, and automotive museums around the world.