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.
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.