about the artist
The work of artist Francie Hester is a series of studies and reflections on how pattern emerges from random events, how random events form memory, and how the passage of time shapes a life. Hester draws on the ordering principles of math and science to further her goal of evoking the unknown or unknowable.
Hester has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. Her work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections including the World Bank, Freddie Mac, Capital One, KPMG, Covington & Burling and the International Monetary Fund. She has received honorary grants from the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and from the Arts Council of Montgomery County, Maryland. Hester’s latest site-specific work, hanging in the lobby at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, is comprised of over 80,000 wrapped paperclips that envelop the poems of Brendan Ogg, who passed away in 2010.