Marks-Swanson is a metal artist currently residing in the Midwest. She speaks of her obsessions and observations through a universal language of textile and metal wearable art. She received her MFA in Metals from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and a BFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her works have been exhibited nationally over 100 juried and invitational exhibitions and recently in Canada and Europe. Her work has been included in 17 publications including the Metalsmith Magazine Exhibition in Print 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017, in Lark Book Publications: 500 Plates and Chargers, The Craft of Silversmithing, and The Art of Enameling. Marks-Swanson spoke at SOFA Chicago 2016, on a panel titled: FIBER ART IN THREE DIMENSIONS: A History and Discussion of Fiber Art Off The Wall. Her work can be found in the Muzeum w Walbrzychu, Walbrzych, Poland, The Sparta Teapot Museum of Craft and Design, Sparta, North Carolina, and The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon.
In October 2020, the gallery hosted the exhibition Topiary Circus, introducing her new body of work. Visit Topiary Circus for more information.