Marianne Pon-Layus lives in Montreal, where she draws and paints.
She explores the influence of power relations and stereotypes on the construction of identity in her work.
In 2012, Pon-Layus received her Master’s of Fine Art from the Université du Québec à Montréal’s School of Visual Arts and Media, where she previously won the teacher fund scholarship. She has exhibited her work in Montreal’s distinguished galleries including the Lilian Rodriguez Gallery (2012), the B-312 Gallery (2013), and the Outremont Art Gallery (2014).
She also participated in collective exhibitions at Art Mûr (2012), Darling Foundry, and the Museum of Bas-Saint-Laurent (2014). In 2015 and 2016, she exhibited in Quebec, Sweden and Belgium as an artist in residency.