Francie Hester works principally on sculpted aluminum, steel and plexiglass, in a process-based practice that builds pixilated and vibrant pigments in deep layers with patterns of drips, grids and fragmented shapes that are then deconstructed through sanding, scraping, drilling and cutting to reveal the finished textured surfaces. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Jordan Ulaanbaatar, Ireland, and Costa Rica, and in solo exhibitions with Susan Eley Fine Art in New York City and Hudson, NY, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC, Green Chalk Contemporary, and the Hawthorne Mansion, Monterey, CA.

Her commissioned works include sculptures for Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City, a sculpted aluminum painting for the U.S. headquarters of Airbus, and paintings on 18-foot aluminum surfaces for an atrium in the Chicago Kent College of Law. Her work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections including the World Bank, Capital One, Covington & Burling and the International Monetary Fund. She has received honorary grants from the District Council. She received her MFA in painting from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a BFA in painting from the University of Michigan.

Hester has studios in Kensington, MD and Boulder, CO and is represented by Susan Eley Fine Art in New York City and Hudson, NY.


University of Michigan, 1982, B.F.A
University of Maryland, 1994, M.F.A


Aluminum Association
American Speech and Hearing Association
Amnesty International, The Ginetta Sagan Fund
Booze Allen Hamilton
Bracebridge Capital
Burke Rehabitation Hospital
Capital One
Covington & Burling
Ernst & Young
Freddie Mac
Hilton International
Hudson Bay Company
Hunton & Williams
International Monetary Fund
Kent College of Law
KPMG International
Mayer Brown
Memorial Sloan Kettering
National Institutes of Health
Nationwide Insurance
New Century Advisors
Parkridge IV
Philips Global
Promotory Financial
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
USA State Department
World Bank

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Francie Hester Studio
Boulder, CO
‍Silver Spring, MD