Marianne Hall was raised in the shadow of the auto industry in Detroit, Michigan. She was recognized early in life for her curiosity and talent for making things. Hall went on to earn her BFA in Fibers from Wayne State University.
Her travels have taken her across the world where she fell in love with the handmade papers of Japan and Korea, and to places where she was introduced to the indigenous cultures of Africa, Australia, and North America.
Natural materials along with vintage paper are the foundation of her work. She uses Sumi and acrylic ink along with ink she brews from walnuts she gathers near her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In 2019 she was chosen as a participant for SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico. Last year her work was shown at the Arts Thrive Benefit for the Albuquerque Museum, in Albuquerque, and at the Farmington Museum in Farmington, New Mexico.
This year you can find her work in the online exhibits: Socially Distanced and Rough Around the Edges juried by Jen Tough of the Jen Tough Gallery in Santa Fe. She is also a featured artist in SWContemporary's Field Guide 2020, a guidebook to New Mexico's art and culture, and at the Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 'Fragments' exhibit Dec. 3 - 19.