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Marley Foster (she/her) is a sculptor and educator dedicated to using creativity and community engagement as tools for social change in the South.


Alternating between labor intensive sewing practices and intuitive collage and photography, Foster interrogates the material history of domestic objects through her experiences coming of age in the 2010s South. With humor and self-awareness, her materially-rooted pieces explore intersections of home, femininity, queerness, whiteness, and american-ness.

Foster is a recipient of the 2023 Idea Fund award, in support of Flag Diary (What Protects) - a new program of public works developed through a series of community quilting workshops and accompanying exhibition.


Born, raised, and living in Houston, Texas, Foster earned her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Houston in 2021, and BAs in English and Studio Art from Rice University in 2018. In addition to her studio practice, Foster works as an educator and commercial display artist. She lives in a very happy home with her wife and three cats. 

Find more on Instagram @notmarleyfoster

Photo by Alex Barber

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