ABOUT US

MANIAC PUMPKIN CARVERS BASED IN BROOKLYN NYC

 

"The Pumpkin Carvers" for The New Yorker, by Sky Dylan Robbins and Nate Leavey

MANIAC PUMPKIN CARVERS HAS ELEVATED PUMPKIN CARVING FROM CRAFT TO ART FORM.

Maniac Pumpkins are made from locally grown, REAL pumpkins. Throughout each step of the creation process, our carvers take the utmost care to ensure the highest quality products. From selecting the perfect pumpkins for carving, to the level of skill and expertise that goes into each sculpture,  your pumpkin is sure to be a one of a kind hit. We pretreat each pumpkin with an all natural solution, and carve within 24 hours of delivery to ensure that your pumpkin arrives fresh--giving you more time to display your masterpiece. Maniac Pumpkins are perishable, but with proper care, can last two weeks or longer.

MANIAC IS FOCUSED ON ADVANCING THE ART OF PUMPKIN CARVING, EXPLORING THIS EXCITING MEDIUM AND TAKING THE CLASSIC PASTIME TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL. THE NATURE OF PUMPKIN CARVING BRINGS YOU INTO THE MOMENT, CAPTIVATING YOUR SENSES. IT IS EPHEMERAL AND TEMPORARY AND ALL ABOUT THE NOW.

 

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers started out as a labor of love but quickly spiraled into something that is so much more. Founders, Marc Evan (@marcmaniac) and Chris Soria (@chrissoria), have been collaborating creatively for over 20 years, creating all manner of artistic wonders. The roots of Maniac go back to while Marc and Chris were still in high school. Each year they spent weeks transforming a section of the school into a series of successfully terrifying Haunted Houses. Later, while both studying at Parsons School of Design, the duo rekindled their love for Halloween by discovering a love for pumpkin carving. Experimenting and developing their own styles and techniques with a new art medium, Marc and Chris, began to push the boundaries of what had previously been achieved with pumpkin. Word of mouth spread about the carvings. And after a couple of very flattering stories in the press, bigger clients like the New York Yankees, Food Network and Martha Stewart began to request their services.  It was then, that Maniac Pumpkin Carvers was formed with the mission of creating the best pumpkin artwork available. What started in a basement apartment has now grown to a full creative studio, with a dedicated team of talented artists and pumpkin carvers. Each season we have been lucky to find increasingly awesome spaces to house our Brooklyn, pop-up studio, which we refer to as Maniac HQ. 

Maniac Pumpkins have been displayed at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, Yankee Stadium, and across all forms of media each Fall. Appearances include Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, The Kitchen, The Chew, Martha Stewart, Wired, Popular Mechanics, Yahoo News, CNN, and so many more. Each year they continue to elevate the art of pumpkin carving. Winner of Food Network's Halloween Wars, they have impressed viewers worldwide, with their carving skills and talents.

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers can be scheduled for press and media requests.  

 

Outside of the Fall season, Marc Evan and Chris Soria are fine artists and active muralists, with public art throughout NYC.

 

 

Marc Evan - @Marcmaniac            chris soria - @chrissoria

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our Artists

Chris Soria

Chris Soria

Marc Evan

Marc Evan

Adam Bierton 

Adam Bierton 

Jose de Jesus Rodriguez

Jose de Jesus Rodriguez

Ben Angotti

Ben Angotti

Adan Palermo Rojas

Adan Palermo Rojas

Danielle De Jesus

Danielle De Jesus

Mr. Prvrt

Mr. Prvrt

Lenny Calvin

Lenny Calvin

Jeff Henriquez

Jeff Henriquez

Monica Müller

Monica Müller

Iain Burke

Iain Burke

The Maniac Pumpkin Carvers team consists of many fantastic and multi-disciplinary artists. We all put blood, sweat, and tears into our work, as we consistently challenge ourselves to continue raising the bar for elaborate pumpkin art. We love what we do and think you will too!