Born in Lobberich, West Germany, Marielousie Kreyes came to Canada in 1951 and by 1957 was a Canadian citizen. She studied at the University of Manitoba, School of Fine Arts, 1959-63, under Professors Robert Bruce, Swinton, Bjeljac, Eyre, Williams and she was awarded her diploma in art in 1963. She held solo shows at the Albert White Galleries, Toronto (1965) and the Yellow Door Gallery, Winnipeg (1965). Kreyes exhibited in the Second Annual McLaren Acquisition Show (Winnipeg, 1966) and the Travelling Show of the Manitoba Society of Artists (1967). She won the Gold Medal and Grand Prix Du Salon International de Vichy (France) 1961 and an Award in Sculpture from the University of Manitoba in 1960. Kreyes lived in Selkirk, Manitoba until she passed away on September 2, 1983.