Maria Pia Marrella, artist, graphic designer, illustrator. Certified teacher, New York. Recipient fellowship Virginia Center for Creative Arts, 1983, Merit award in educational public New York Bookbinders Guild, 1986, fellowship New York State Council on Arts, 1995-1996.
Marrella, Maria Pia was born on December 11, 1954 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Louis Frank and Regina R. (DeStefano) Marrella.
Bachelor in Art, Art Education, Marymount College, 1976. Master of Fine Arts with honors, Parsons School Design, 1980.
Senior designer W.H. Sadlier Public, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1980.
One-woman shows include Prince St. Gallery, New York City, 1987-1996. Illustrator: Seven Kisses in a Row, 1983, My Cousin Charlie, 1984, Nan and the Sea Monster, 1990.
Married Allen Elliot Galant, July 1988. 1 child, Leah Michaela.