Joseph Guggino was born in the town of Seaford, New York, in the summer of 1952, where he resided until the spring of 1975. His studies in the fine arts would begin at Nassau Community
College in Garden City, NY. Later he would study under the watchful eye of E. J. Krisor in Ellensburg, Washington.
Guggino traveled across America, where he would sought out raw subject material for the unusual architectural-based paintings that would make a name for himself.
Guggino comments, “… Even the most ordinary structures, cropped within the context of a certain array of light, can yield extraordinary results. Suddenly, I was seeing beauty in the mundane.”