Marianne Heske is a Norwegian artist known especially for her video paintings and installations that explore the interaction between humanity and nature.
Marianne Heske was born in 1946 in Ålesund. She has studied at the Bergen School of Crafts, the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Royal College of Art in London and the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Her work has been purchased by a number of museums, both Norwegian and international, and she has had several retrospective exhibitions and public decorations. In 1993 she was a festival artist in Bergen.
The artist has had solo exhibitions in Norway and abroad. Her artwork has been purchased by a number of art institutions in Norway, in addition to private collections both in Norway and abroad.
The project Gjerdeløa, which involved the location of a 250-year-old barn from Tafjord to Centre George Pompidou, is considered one of the first conceptual artworks in Norway and in 2015 she set up the installation ”House of Commons” outside of Parliament in Oslo.