Born 1960 in New Zealand, Marian has lived and worked in Auckland, London, Rome, and lives in Paris since 1991.

1979-1982:             Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Design, University of Auckland, NZ

1985-1986:             Scuola della Medaglia, Rome Mint, Italy

Fountain has exhibited at the British Museum, The National Gallery of Scotland, the Museo Archeologico of Milan, York Museum, Auckland Museum, and the French Mint.

With about 500 edited sculptures of her own, Fountain is also very open to investing different fields, as shown by her other commissioned works: medals, commemorations, corporate gifts, design, interior decoration…

Solo Exhibitions in NZ, France, London, Rome, Milan, Washington DC. Since 2000 :

2021:                         Figuratively Speaking, Gallery Fe29, Dunedin, NZ

2020:                         Parallel Reflections, Artis Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2019:                         Duo, Fe29, Dunedin, NZ

2018:                         Ni début ni fin, Galerie Derniers Jours, Paris

2017:                     In our Hands, Gallery Fe29, Dunedin, NZ

2010:                         Remote Control, Artis Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2005 and 07:          NZ Embassy, Paris

2006:                         Pacifiques, Galerie d’Art d’Ailleurs d’Aujourd’hui, Paris

2006:                         Senate, Paris

2005:                         Judith Anderson Gallery, Edmiston Duke Gallery, NZ

2003:                         La Terre Se Souvient, Le Quesnoy

2001:                         Retour aux Sources, Hotel Millennium, Paris and Judith Anderson Gallery, N


Group Exhibitions. Since 2010:

Biannual FIDEM Congress exhibitions (Fédération Internationale de la Médaille)

New Zealand:         With the NZ Medal Group (MANZ), Artis Gallery, Auckland, Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin

London:                   Baroni Gallery, Sladmore Gallery, Sunny Art Centre

Paris :                        Galerie Derniers Jours, 19 Paul Fort, Galerie La Gouge et Le Pinceau, Moaroom, NZ Embassy, Bibliothèque de Cyrano de Bergerac, Clichy Sous Bois


Commissions. A selection:

2019:                         La Porte, 3m x 2m bronze door for private home, 3bis rue d’Orchampt, Montmartre, 75018

2017:                         Monument ‘The Earth Remembers’, H3,5m in bronze, Centenary of the Battle of Arras

2009:                         5 installations of bas reliefs, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

2002:                         La Porte, 3m x 2m bronze door for private home in Montmartre

1993-97:                  Letterbox and 25 door handles for Château de Chatelperron, France

Before 1991:           Tomb of Jean Batten in Majorca, NZ Government

Abel Tasman Commemorative relief, Christchurch NZ

Commemorative reliefs, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland NZ

Sundial, School of Medicine, University ofAuckland NZ

26 medal commissions. A selection:

1988-2015:             Coin designs for : Royal Mint UK, NZ Treasury and Australian Mint

UK:                           Friends of Birmingham Museum Medal

Franco-Britanniques Lawyers Association Medal

British Army Intelligence Best Recruit Medal

France :                   L’Entente Cordiale Centenary Medal

75th and 100th Anniversaries, Liberation of Le Quesnoy 1918 Medals

Gift Medals for construction of: Le Centre Culturel Tjibaou in New Caledonia, and Club Med in Tahiti

Hinetitama Medal , Paris Mint. Sculpture Prize 1990, Paris Mint.

NZ:                        Humanities Aronui Medal (Royal Society of NZ)

Jones Medal for mathematical research (Royal Society of NZ)

America’s Cup prize Medals 2003

XIVth Commonwealth Games prize Medals, Auckland NZ



Teaching:                L’Ecole des Arts Plastiques, Mantes la Jolie, France

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Chateau de Chatelperon, France

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh


Residencies:          Denmark, Turkey, Czech Republic, Hungary 



Intro, education

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions


Medal Commissions