Carmella Salvucci was born in Brighton, Massachusetts in 1951 and lives in Brookline, MA. One of the inaugural artists at Gateway, Salvucci began working at what was then Gateway Crafts in 1973.
As a child, Salvucci amazed those around her with her drawing ability. The facility she possesses for reproducing images and photographs in great detail was evident even then. Interestingly, when she works from her imagination, Salvucci produces simple pictures of houses, flowers, trees and animals. The thread that runs through all of her work is a love of color. Bright colors make her feel good and are what she loves most about making art. Though shy and retiring, she is always actively observing the world around her and the patterns in nature. Salvucci has created many commissioned pieces and many of her works have been reproduced as cards and posters.
Salvucci has exhibited at the Berenberg Gallery in Boston, the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA; and at the Cork Gallery in Lincoln Center as well as at the Margaret Bodell Gallery and the Outsider Art Fair in New York. In 1995 she was the Massachusetts representative in the Once Around America exhibition sponsored by the Very Special Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C.