Through parallel practices of drawing and three-dimensional construction, artist Marianne Desmarais works with geometry and material characteristics to amplify the relationships between constructive parts, media, and perception. Desmarais' work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and Pelican Bomb with collaborative work appearing in Azure and FiberArts magazines. Recent solo shows include Polymorphs at Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans; samples + patches at Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; and Transpositions at Staple Goods Gallery. Her work has traveled internationally with the Imago Mundi collection for the Benetton Foundation and has been shown in venues in New York, Toronto, and Detroit. In 2016, the CAC presented her sculpture Glyphic Figure in a limited edition, as the Silver Circle Sculpture.
Born in Gulfport, Mississippi and raised in Florida, Desmarais lives and works in New Orleans. She holds Master of Architecture I + II degrees from Tulane University and Cranbrook Academy of Art respectively and has studied abroad at the Edinburgh College of Art. In addition to studio art, she maintains an architectural practice and is a Professor of Practice at the Tulane School of Architecture where she teaches design studio and technology courses. Learn More: www.marianne-desmarais.com