Marley Foster (she/her) is a sculptor and educator from Houston, Texas.
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 earned her MFA in Sculpture in 2021. She 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. Workshops will focus on patchwork patterns and embroidered text, considering quilts as familial diaries and testing how these complicated objects speak the language of public discourse.
In addition to her studio practice, Foster works as an educator and installation artist and is dedicated to using creativity and community engagement as tools for social change in the South.
Find more on Instagram @notmarleyfoster