Maggy-Pierre Pelissier was born in Tlemcen, Algeria, and moved to France when she was 10 years old. She studied business and art in Grenoble, France.
Maggy-Pierre moved to California in 1986 and further developed her education as an illustrator at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, while teaching art for the Cupertino and Palo Alto school districts. She received a Clara Fitzgerald Memorial Award from De Anza College, and exhibited her paintings at many art shows.
In 2007, Maggy-Pierre published her first children book as an illustrator, and was involved in several mural projects.
In 2008, she moved to upstate New York, where she painted and exhibited her 'Woman As Geisha' collection at the Anam Cara Art Gallery.
From 2014 to 2018, she was commissioned to paint numerous collections, including 12 watercolor masterpieces for The Conference of the Birds, produced by EnActe Arts and Sangam Arts.
In 2018, Maggy-Pierre moved to South Carolina, where she continues to paint. She recently finished a commissioned work of six watercolor/acrylic paintings; and completed her first alphabet book.