Giovanni Scotti was born in Providence, RI in January of 1987. He moved to New York City at the age of 18 to attend Pratt Institute of Art. There he majored in Sculpture and Fine Arts and graduated with a BFA in 2009. At Pratt, Gio, had a heavy focus in metal working, which helped him develop his robot sculptures and installations during his senior year. Gio now resides in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and works out of his wood shop and art studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.