Marianne Desmarais has lived and worked in New Orleans since 1990. Trained as an architect, she holds Masters degrees from both the Tulane School of Architecture and Cranbrook Academy of Art, and has studied abroad at the Edinburgh College of Art. Through use parallel practices of art and architecture, productive cross-pollination shapes her work between disciplines.
Recent shows include Transpositions, a solo show at Staple Goods Gallery as well as group shows at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Antenna Gallery, and the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. Her collaborative work with fiber artist Liz Sargent is on permanent display at the SCAD galleries in Shanghai, China after their award of the New Works Residency from the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. With artist Sarah Kabot she has installed a large scale public artwork for the Westin Downtown, Cleveland, OH. In Louisiana, she is represented by Cole Pratt Gallery.