Maria Carluccio was born and raised in a small town in northern New Jersey, back when kids rode bikes with banana seats. As a young adult, she craved to see the world and experience different cultures which lead her to live in lots of different cities throughout her life, including Milan Italy in the early 1990’s.
Maria earned her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her MFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology, with honors. She currently lives in Columbus Ohio and teaches illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design. Maria also leads workshops and lectures at Universities an Corporations throughout the Country. Maria has licensed her artwork internationally and has worked with various clients through out the world.