Marie Ringwald's work is inspired by everyday, simply made buildings that are designed for working in, or holding things - such as warehouses, barns, sheds, storefronts, and, sometimes, old amusement park architecture. She uses a variety of paints, found and new wood, sheet metal, and other construction materials. She has exhibited throughout the US as well as in South American and Europe. She has shown at the Katzen Art Center, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in DC, and the Anchorage Museum of History and Art in Alaska. Her work is in collections including DC City Hall, the National Association of Home Builders, Long and Foster Realtors, Fannie May, the Washington Post, and several law firms in DC as well as in private collection in the Netherlands, Peru, Canada, and throughout the US. She was a Professor at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in DC, where she taught from 1976 - 2004, serving as the Chair of the Foundation Department for a total of ten years. Born, raised, and education in the Bronx, NY, she came to DC in 1971.