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Melissa Maiello Fine Art & Photography

Melissa Maiello is an artist and art educator living and working in Long Island, New York.  Maiello received a B.A. in Art Education from Adelphi University.  While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Maiello studied art and art history internationally at Studio Art Centers International (S.A.C.I) in Florence, Italy.  She also acquired an M.S. in Special Education from Dowling College and her MFA at Long Island University.  Maiello’s primary medium is charcoal, however she is also an active photographer, specializing in landscape and seascape photography, as well as drone photography. She often uses her own photographs as references for charcoal drawings. Maiello has shown her work in local galleries, libraries and art fairs throughout New York.