Marianne Fairbanks is an exhibiting artists with Erica Hess.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
Our relationship began as teacher and student and has evolved into one of mentor and mentee (these flip-flop), colleagues, and friends. The creative exchange, which once felt more asymmetrical is now increasingly balanced and strengthened by conversations about design, curriculum, concepts, and material play. Over the years, we have volleyed ideas, founded a small business, and become supportive friends. A few key elements have provided the scaffolding of our relationship – time for trust and respect to be built, consistency of regular check-ins for accountability, and a playful and inspiring exchange of objects, images, and ideas.
Marianne Fairbanks is a visual artist, designer, curator and Assistant Professor of Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the University of Michigan. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues including The Museum of Art and Design, NY, USA Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen Denmark, RAM Gallery, Oslo, Norway and The Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, Gothenburg, Sweden. Her work spans the fields of art, design, and social practice, seeking to chart new material and conceptual territories, to innovate solution-based design, and to foster fresh modes of cultural production. She is also the creator and founder of helloloom.com.
© Marianne Fairbanks