Marlon Forrester


2010 Yale University, Master's Degree in Fine Arts (Painting/Printmaking) New Haven, CT

2008 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Bachelorette Degree in Fine Arts Boston, MA

2006 Chautauqua School of The Arts Chautauqua, NY

2002 Lacoste School of the Art Lacoste, France



2018 (B.O.A.T.) Crane 65 at USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown ,MA

2018 Draft Day at How's Howard, South Boston, MA

2017 Dance Me Loose at How's Howard , Boston, MA

2017 Drawing Project: Unveiled at Hallspace Gallery, Dorchester, MA

2017 Occupancies: Boston University, Boston, MA

2017 Revolting: An Art Show in Protest at The Distillery Gallery, South Boston, MA      

2017 Testimony: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2016 Work With Me: Marlon Forrester, Sarah Smith, Kevin Townsend, Beverly, MA

2016 Un-Fixed Homeland (Aljira: A Contemporary Center for the Arts), Newark, NJ

2016 NADA NY (Samson Gallery), New York, NY

2016 Sankofa (AAMARP Gallery), Boston, MA

2016 A Path: Drills for Flight (New Art Center) , Newton, MA

2015 Big Red Shindig: Art on the Walls , Boston, MA

2015 Watercolour: Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario

2015 The Ecstasy of Flight: Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (solo)  Boston, MA

2014 Inside Out Project: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2014 Up in the Air: City of Boston Mayor's Gallery (solo), Boston,MA

2014 Preparing for Flight: Medicine Wheel (solo), South Boston, MA

2013 Junetheenth Celebration at Museum of Fine Art Boston, Boston, MA

2013 Where's Daddy? Artist/Teacher/Husband at MassArt, Boston, MA

2013 This Larger Truth: Transformation and Identity, Newton, MA

2013 Blackmale'd: African American Male Identity in Art, Boston, MA

2013 Timehri Transitions: Expanding Concepts In Guyana Art, New York, NY

2012 Open Season: Hallspace Boston,MA

2012 Playoff X: Recent Works by Marlon Forrester (solo) Boston, MA

2012 Violence Transformed, Boston, MA

2011 “Chain Letter” Samson Project, Boston, MA

2010 GASP “Fresh Produce” GASP Gallery, Brookline, MA

2010 Yale MFA Thesis Show, New Haven, CT

2010 Art for Haiti Benefit Auction, New Haven, CT

2009 Yale MFA Show, New Haven, CT



nominee Brother Thomas Fellowship Boston Foundation 2017

nominee Blanche E. Coleman 2016

ExpressingBoston Public Art Fellow 2014-2015

Joan Mitchelle Painters and Sculptors Grant Nominee 2012

Alfred L. Nancy Lauter McDougal Scholarship Recipient 2010



USS Constitution Museum: Constitution Chronicles 2018

SAMPAN: Art brings story of historic Charlestown Navy Yard to life 2018

USS Constitution Museum: In the Yard: Art in the Trails of Freedom  2018

BU Today: Occupancies Explores the World of Our Bodies 2017

The Boston Globe: At BU, The art of protest 2017

Artscope Magazine: Put Me In, Coach 2016

Big Red and Shiny:A Path:Drills for Flight 2016

Boston Hassle: Went There “A Path: Drills for Flight” 2016

The Boston Globe: Forrester Revisits Themes 2015

Africanah.Org: Marlon Forrester 2015

Big, Red & Shiny: Boston Common; Marlon Forrester 2014

Fab Empire: Recap: Opening Reception for Marlon Forrester’s The Ecstasy of Flight 2014

Artistonia: Marlon Forrester- Preparing for Flight 2014

Uprising News: Preparing for Flight Exploring Ritualistic Symbols in Basketball 2014

The International Review of African American Art; Hoop Dreams: Paul Pfeiffer & Marlon Forrester 2013

Huffpost Art & Culture: New York City Exhibit Features Artists of Guyanese Heritage 2013

ARC Magazine: The Boston Globe presents: 'Playoff X' Guyanese artist Marlon Forrester explores race, basketball, and objectification 2012

Boston Globe: In 'Playoff X,' Forrester explores race, basketball, and objectification 2012

Transition Magazine #104 2011

Yale University: School of Art MFA 2010: Painting and Printmaking 2010


Artist Features:

2016 Drawing and Things: An Experience in Disequilibrium Newton, MA

2015 Polly Thayer Starr Series: Sacred Geometry with Marlon Forrester Boston, MA

2014 In Gallery Talk: The Ethelberg Cooper Gallery Cambridge, MA

2013 Conversations With Selwyn New York, NY

2012 The Chronicle WCBV “MAIN STREETS” Boston, MA

2007 WHDH-TV -7 Urban Update-Featured Artist Boston, MA

Roxbury Open Studio Guest Panelist Brooklyn, NY