ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Maria Carluccio
“I try to create images and narratives that inspire- sometimes these are messages of hope and sometimes they are simply reflections of ideas or themes that resonate with my own personal experiences. I always try to infuse my artwork with the sense of playfulness and curiosity.”
Maria Carluccio was born and raised in a small town in Teaneck, USA. As a young adult, she craved to see the world and experience different cultures which lead her to live in many 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. She has received multiple awards for her work from the New York Society of Illustrators and 3×3 magazine.
Maria’s children’s books have been published and reprinted in several languages throughout the world and she has licensed her work to numerous international companies such as Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, Target and of course, teNeues.
Here are some of our best-selling Maria Carluccio designs!
Cactus Small Bullet Journal
Maria's Mushrooms GreenJournal
Kitty Cat Condo QuickNotes
See the rest of Maria's collection with teNeues here!