Hester Stinnett (Philadelphia, PA) is a printmaker working in monoprint, screen-printing and lithography. Stinnett has frequently incorporated handwritten notes in many of her prints, from her mother who was suffering from dementia and struggling to retain her memory. She says, “Underlying my work is the interaction of human purpose with the unpredictable events of the world, and how deft and fragile that purpose is.”
Stinnet received a BFA from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in numerous private and public collections, including the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2004 she was awarded a Pennsylvania Council Artist Fellowship. She was an Artist in Residence at the Fabric Workshop in 2003, and has presented printmaking workshops at the Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. She is currently Professor of Printmaking at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.