Rich Pellegrino graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006, where he majored in Illustration. Since completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Pellegrino's work has been shown in galleries internationally. He has illustrated seven books, and has done illustration and fine art work for clients including Wes Anderson, Warner Bros., MARVEL Studios, and AMC. His editorial portrait illustration for Planet Rock Magazine was awarded the Bronze medal by the Society of Illustrators West 56 in 2018. Pellegrino’s work has also been recognized by Studio Visit Magazine, Spectrum Fantastic Art publication, the Richmond Illustrators Club, and CMYK Magazine. In 2019 Pellegrino completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. He currently works in his home studio in Weymouth, Massachusetts.