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Life's Work (so far)

Marley Foster (she/her) is a sculptor and educator from Houston, Texas. As an artist/ethnographer, she is dedicated to using creativity, community engagement, humor, and self-awareness as tools for social change in the South.



Art League Houston, Houston TX

Flag Diary: What Protects

Community quilting installation & workshop series


Idea Fund Grant 

Andy Warhol Foundation

Houston TX


Rockport Art Center, Rockport TX

Penny Redmon Visiting Lecturer Series

2-Day lecture & workshop

Art League Houston, Houston TX

ALH Instructor/Student Exhibition


Museum of Fine Arts Houston Glassell Junior School, Houston TX

Faculty Exhibition                                                                                                                                            

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts & Blaffer Art Museum, Houston TX

Convergence Research

Video performance, “Notes on American Fashion”

SITE Gallery, Houston TX

Annex Energy                                              


Blaffer Art Museum, Houston TX

43rd MFA Thesis Exhibition

University of Houston Katherine G. McGovern School of Art

Elgin Street Studios, University of Houston, Houston TX

Southern Occupation: a Lady’s Guide   

Solo exhibition, anthropological investigation of white middle class suburban aesthetics


Winfisky Gallery, Salem State University

Making a Way: Artists Responding to the Coronavirus                      

Virtually “traveling” group exhibition from South Bend Museum of Art

South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend IN

Making A Way: Artists responding to the Coronavirus

Virtual exhibition

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


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


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


Tudor Fieldhouse, Rice University, Houston TX

Abandoned Pool Show                                                                                                                                                          



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

Volume 13 Issue 1 pp. 60 – 74



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

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


“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   



“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                                                       

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