Salamé received her B.A. degree in Science and Humanities in 1972 in Santiago, Chile and has been the recipient of several scholarships, awards, and grants, including the Pollock Krasner Grant. In 1990, she was commissioned to create the set designs for the Baltimore Opera's production of "Carmen".
Her work is represented in private and public collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and the University of Essex, UK. Published references include Latin Anerican Art in the Twentieth Century by Edward J. Sullivan, the St, James Guide to Hispanic Artists 2002, by Thomas Riggs, and Latin American Women Artists of the United States, 1999 by Robert Henkes.