Marianne Reim was born and raised in Germany and immigrated to Canada when she was 22. She earned her BA in Art and Art History at McMaster University in Hamilton, and resides in St. Catharines, Canada. Her work has been exhibited globally in 17 countries across six continents and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants for her work. Her work can be found in private collection, Government of Ontario Art Collection Archives, and public collections of Art Galleries and Sculpture parks.
The specific forms of my work float on the surface of a well of memory. I create discreet objects, objects in series and installation. My preferred material is steel. In my constructions, the material wears its identity through rough-cut edges, visible welds and an undisguised slabness. I may combine them with glass, stone, text, and photographs. By cutting, burning and welding, experience and emotion are melded into steel.