Francie Hester received her MFA in painting from the University of Maryland and a BFA in painting from the University of Michigan. She lives and works in Silver Spring, MD. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and has received honorary grants from the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities and from the Arts Council of Montgomery County, MD. Hester's paintings on aluminum—in bold geometric shapes—are represented in numerous private and corporate collections including the World Bank, Freddie Mac, Capital One, KPMG, Covington & Burling and the International Monetary Fund. Hester’s commissioned works include most recently a large installation for Memorial Sloan Kettering, NYC; a 1996 piece for the Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International and an 18-foot atrium piece for the Chicago Kent College of Law. In addition, she has created large-scale sculptural aluminum paintings for Airbus headquarters, ASHA, Booz Allen Hamilton and National Endowment for the Arts Member Benefits.
Francie Hester, Vessel #11 (2014), Acrylic and wax on steel, 30 in. diameter