Joseph Noorigian Received his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with a minor in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 2002.  After a decade in medical research at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and writing several published papers on neuropathology, Noorigian refocused his interest on Sculpture, graduating from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Certificate Program. During his art studies, Noorigian received two scholarships from National Sculpture Society (2013 and 2014) and was a recipient of the "Leslie T. and Francis O. Posey Foundations Scholarship" (2014 and 2015).  In Recent years, he has won the "Certificate of Excellence" from the Portrait Society of America (2016 and 2017) and "The Brenda Kollman Award for Best 3D Work" at The Art League Patron's Show Fundraiser (2018).  Currently Noorigian is on the Sculpture Faculty at the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia and works at Independent Casting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.