has exhibited her
sculpture extensively in Hampton Roads for the last 35 years.She has an MFA in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University and taught at Carlow College in Pittsburgh before coming to Norfolk in 1968 to teach at the Norfolk Museum Art School.
After that school closed, she
taught at Virginia Wesleyan, Christopher Newport, Eastern Virginia Medical School
and, from 1980 until she
retired in 1995 at Old Dominion University
. Rita Marlier's
stoneware sculpture represents a world of people, animals and other playful creatures attending their everyday adventures.Her
sculpture has strong structural components of arches and pyramids while inferring immanent action.Hampton Roads gallery goers have followed the adventures of these characters for the last 35 years.