MARLEY FOSTER

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ABOUT

Artist, Writer, & Educator living and working in Houston, Texas.

 

Foster explores the deeply embedded aesthetics of home (interior furnishings and decorations) within broader conversations about culture and conservatism in both Houston and the American South. Working with domestic materials, pieces explore the tension of this situated home as a space of comfort and simultaneous confinement. 

 

Foster studied art and writing at Rice University, and is currently a Teaching Fellow & MFA Candidate at the University of Houston.

 

SELECTED SHOWS

2020

South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend IN

Making A Way

Artists responding to the Corona virus

2019 / 2020

Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston TX

Tove & Melton & Lisa & Gareth & Charles & &c.

Contributor of a "Chaplin" to exhibition by Lisa Lapinski & Gareth Long

Rice University, Humanities Building, Houston TX

VADA Alumni Show

2019

Third Space Gallery, University of Houston, Houston TX

Homemaker / Suburban Taxidermy                                                     

Solo exhibition of new works questioning identity, domesticity, and politics of the American South

2018

Rice Media Center, Rice University, Houston TX

Alternatively Stitched: Tri-X Thunder, Breathing Room, & The Explorer’s Room of Encounters                                 

Mavis C. Pitman Fellowship Exhibition

2016

Tudor Fieldhouse, Rice University, Houston TX

Abandoned Pool Show                                                                                                                                                          

 

PUBLICATIONS

2020

“The Art of Living with Our Damaged Planet,” Green Theory & Praxis Journal

Volume 13 Issue 1 pp. 60 – 74   

                                                             

http://greentheoryandpraxisjournal.org/gtpj-volume-13-issue-1-january-2020/

2019

“Sculpture Month Houston Will Take You Out of This World,” Houstonia Magazine

Exhibition review of Outta Space, on view at Site Gallery fall 2019           

 

https://www.houstoniamag.com/arts-and-culture/2019/11/sculpture-month-houston-will-take-you-out-of-this-world

 

“Amie Siegel’s Medium Cool Operates at a Slow Burn,” Houstonia Magazine

Exhibition review of Medium Cool, on view at the Blaffer Art Museum May – October 2019         

 

https://www.houstoniamag.com/arts-and-culture/2019/09/blaffer-art-museum-amie-siegel-medium-cool   

                   

2017

“Constructing a Gulf Coast Transmedia Narrative Archive,”

Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences @ Rice

Recipient of Greene Prize for Environmental Writing, condensed version                                                               

http://culturesofenergy.com/constructing-a-gulf-coast-transmedia-narrative-archive-narrative-oil-and-political-practice/

 

CONTACT

Email: marley.foster1789@gmail.com

Instagram: @mar_workss