Paul Marcellino was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1954. He attended the Stella Elkins Tyler School of Fine Art at Temple University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1976. He later earned his Masters Degree in Fine Art at the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art in Manhattan.

He has since exhibited his work in group and solo shows throughout the United States and has received numerous awards. He has served as juror for regional and national exhibitions, and has received funding for his work from Arts institutions including the Putnam Arts Council, The Upper Catskill Community Center for the Arts, and the New York State Council For the Arts.

Since 1983, he has taught art at schools and institutions throughout the Northeast. Mr. Marcellino has conducted courses and workshops at the Pratt Institute, the New York Academy, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. He was formerly on the faculty of the New York State Summer Institutes, where he served from 1998 to 2011. In August 2007 he was a visiting artist and lecturer at the International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Montecastello in Umbria, Italy. He is currently on the faculty of the Niskayuna School District in New York. Additionally, Mr. Marcellino is currently a member of Cooperstown Art Association, Smithy Center for the Arts, and the Garrison Art Center - all of which are in the state of New York. 

He lives with his wife and family in Worcester, New York.