Marlo Cobb Saucedo first explored art in four summers of juried scholarship classes at Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Glassell Junior School. She holds an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, and has written for Houston Business Journal, Houston Press, NYC's Cover, and CultureMap Houston.
Writing ties into labor-intensive drawings, paintings, and mixed media made with text-to-line and intimate detail. Marlo's work focuses on relationships between inwardness and externality.
Marlo was awarded a Houston Arts Alliance grant in 2005. Interview-based piece "Mounted II" is installed at the facility for Houston Police Department's Mounted Patrol Detail. Commissioned work includes a large cross for St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School containing names of every student and faculty member, Writers In The Schools Houston's 2016 Gala invitation, three 48"x48" pieces using 300 5th graders' poems for Travis Elementary, commemorative gifts for board members at Rebuilding Together Houston, and a names-and-stats-filled Astros baseball piece (with both stadiums). Set up an appointment via e-mail or visit her studio during open hours at #231 Silos, 1502 Sawyer, 77007.
Marlo, her husband, and their two boys live in the piney woods north of Houston. Interests outside of art and writing include running, yoga, audiobooks, and having dessert.