Artist Bio or Résumé
Mary Melilli has been a professor of the Art + Design department at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts since September 2003. She maintains both a professional visual communications and fine art practice. Her paintings have been exhibited locally in Boston, Beverly, Salem, Marblehead, Lowell, and Lawrence as well as overseas in Slovenia, Singapore, and Bali. Mary supports the arts by contributing her art and her graphic design services to fundraising efforts, scholarship programs, and non-profit organizations. She believes in developing innovative teaching methods and expanding programs to include both traditional and contemporary approaches to education. She received a BA in Studio Art in 1981 from Wellesely College and a MFA in Graphic Design in 1983 from Yale University. She also studied in Provence, France, and Ticino, Switzerland. Mary has been a judge for the Marblehead Arts Festival, the Peabody Arts Festival, and Arc Gallery.