Marley Foster is an artist, writer, and educator from Houston, Texas. She earned BAs in Studio Art and English from Rice University, and is currently completing an MFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture at the University of Houston.
In her studio practice, Foster reconfigures domestic fabrics and objects of the very recent past in order to question the institutions of home and family as they relate to the American South, gendered labor, and systems of white supremacy. Foster uses an examination of her personal history as an entry point into these larger investigations of sociopolitical structures in the U.S. Her work has been featured in Homemaker / Suburban Taxidermy at the University of Houston, and most recently in the travelling virtual exhibition Making a Way: Artists Responding to the Coronavirus.
In addition to her studio work, Foster writes arts criticism (most recently for Houstonia magazine) covering local exhibitions, and has also recently published a piece on aesthetic theory and the environment (with the Green Theory and Praxis Journal).