From an early age Marianne has been fascinated with beauty and all things tactile. In 1981, she received her BFA in Fibers from Wayne State University in Detroit. She has exhibited across the country and her work is in many private collections. Today she works in a variety of mediums, including fiber, collage, encaustic and metal. Inspired by her materials and the process of making, her focus is on texture, layering, and distinctive mark-making. Her results are lyrical and layered abstract images.
An experienced traveler, Marianne has journeyed throughout North America. She has also explored many parts of Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia. As a result of her travel, her work is particularly influenced by Japanese and worldwide indigenous cultures. In 2011, drawn by its climate and rich history, Marianne relocated to New Mexico. She currently lives and works in Albuquerque.