Marley Foster is an artist, writer, and educator from Houston, Texas. She earned BAs in Studio Art and English from Rice University, and recently earned her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Houston. Foster creates sculptures and experimental performative portraits, reconfiguring domestic objects through a “Zillenial” generational lens in order to question the institutions of home and family as they relate to the American South, gendered labor, and systems of white supremacy. Her work has most recently been featured in Southern Occupation: a Lady’s Guide at the University of Houston, and in the travelling virtual exhibition Making a Way: Artists Responding to the Coronavirus. In addition to her studio work, Foster writes arts criticism, and recently published a piece on aesthetic theory and the environment (with the Green Theory and Praxis Journal). Foster currently works as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Houston and Teaching Artist with Art League Houston.
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