Marianne was born in Detroit, Michigan where she graduated from Wayne State University with a BFA in Fibers. She has exhibited across the country and her work is in many private collections. She works in a variety of mediums, including fiber, collage, encaustic and metal. Inspired by materials and the process of making, her focus is on texture, layering, and distinctive mark-making. Her results are lyrical and layered abstracts.
Marianne has worked in various capacities for the interior design industry, both in commercial and residential markets. She enjoys a passion for renovation and restoration with attention to detail.
An experienced traveler, Marianne has journeyed throughout North America and lived in Canada for several years. 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 where she has a studio at the Harwood Art Center.
This year, Marianne's work was selected for SURFACE: 2019 Emerging Artist's of New Mexico at the Harwood Art Center. Her work will also be shown at the 2019 Arts Thrive Benefit for the Albuquerque Museum, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct 20 through Dec 9
If you are in Northern New Mexico, you can also see her work at the Farmington Museum and Convention Bureau's 'Gateway to Imagination' through December 10th.