Francie Hester's work 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. The work evokes the unknown or unknowable, and draws on the ordering principles of mathematics and science to contemplate how order and sequence are created from disconnected events. 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 commissioned works include 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 ASHA, Booz Allen Hamilton and NEA Member Benefits. She received her M.F.A. in painting from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Michigan.