2018               Polymorphs  Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans, LA

                       samples + patches  Contemporary Arts Center,  New Orleans, LA concurrent w/ P. 4

2015               Transpositions  Staple Goods Gallery, Solo Show  New Orleans, LA                             

2014               Marianne Desmarais: Tiling Studies  Tulane School of Architecture  New Orleans, LA


2019 Identity Measures, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

2018              Louisiana Contemporary,  Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

                      Piecework, The Front Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2017              Birds of A Feather,  Miniart Center, New Orleans, LA

2016              “A Building With A View” Experiments in Anarchitecture, Contemporary Arts Center                        New Orleans, LA

                      Precision: Marianne Desmarais and Richard Johnson  Cole Pratt Gallery                                          New Orleans, LA

2015              Megalomania III,  Boyd Satellite Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2014              Louisiana Contemporary, awarded Third Place,  Ogden Museum of Southern Art,                              New Orleans, LA

                      Reparation: Contemporary Artists from New Orleans New Orleans Museum of Art                            Prospect 3, New Orleans, LA

                      Sputnik 2,  Boyd Satellite Gallery, New Orleans, LA

                      Megalomania II,  Boyd Satellite Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2013              LA Contemporary,  Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

                      Shape of Place,  Staple Goods Gallery, New Orleans, LA

                      My Mom Says My Work is Still Improving,  Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA  

                      Space and Time, with Michelle Gay and Liz Sargent, Art Gallery of                                                            Peterborough, Peterborough, ON

2009             A Poem about Water & Dreaming,  Roadside Attractions, Toronto, ON

2008             Abstracted Landscapes, with Liz Sargent, The Society of Arts and Crafts,                                            Boston, MA

2007             Together at Last, with Liz Sargent, Red Gallery, SCAD, Savannah, GA          

                     TRACE, Kirkland Art Center Gallery, Seattle, WA              

2006            Back to the Floor, A Juried Exhibition of Rugs, with Liz Sargent, Elaine L.                                                 Stevens Gallery at Wayne State University,Detroit, MI /Juried by Rebecca                                           Stevens, Consulting Curator Contemporary Textiles,  The Textile Museum in                                       Washington, D.C.

2005           Living Light on the Land: Prototypes for Sustainable Architecture & Design                                         with Liz Sargent, Network Gallery at Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 2004          By A Thread: a contemplation of design, with Liz Sargent, Aronson’s, New York, NY

 2002          Makers' Marks, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI

                    An Inch of Art, J.M. Kohler Arts Center, Special Exhibition, Sheboygan, WI

 2001           Birmingham Project with Tyree Guyton and the New Museum of Contemporary Art,                          Birmingham, MI   

                    Bridge  with Liz Sargent at the Cranbrook Forum Gallery  Bloomfield Hills, MI       


 2013-14      Terrella, Permanent facade installation, The Westin Cleveland                                                            Downtown. Cleveland, OH

 2008          American Beauty, South,  Mural Project, Airline Highway 61, New Orleans, LA

                   DesCours, with the Mutable Line Collaborative, American Institute of Architects,                                New Orleans, LA


2019 Joan Mitchell Center, The Artist-in-Residence program, New Orleans, LA. Upcoming fall.

2004          The Banff Centre, New Works Residency, Banff, Alberta Canada


Savannah College of Art & Design / North Kowloon Magistracy Building / Hong Kong


 2018     "Shifting Perspectives: Marianne Desmarais at the Contemporary Arts                                                Center"  by Marjorie Rawle Pelican Bomb April 

2007     “upfront review: Marianne Desmarais” by Matthew Kangas  Ceramics Monthly June

 2006    “Design File: Floor Polish”  by Elizabeth Pagliacolo  Azure March/April

 2005    “Once Wearable, Now Art” by Liz Good  FiberArts Jan/Feb

 2002     “Art Gardening: Heidelberg’s lone ranger works with Cranbrook’s architects and school kids for change”  by George Tish  Metrotimes June