Belardo received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. He has studied at the Newington Cropsey Academy of Art and has worked as an apprentice in the studio of Richard McDermott Miller. His work is wide ranging from monumental public installations to digital prototyping and design as well as large-scale ceramic sculpture. His sculptures and drawings have recently been exhibited at Vytlacil, Lodge Gallery, Salmagundi Club, Romano Gallery and the World Maker Faire at New York Hall of Science. Mr. Belardo won the Gold Medal for best in show at the 2014 HVAA annual exhibition at the Salmagundi Club. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and travel awards. Belardo is a member the National Sculpture Society and the Board of Directors for the HVAA.