Philadelphia-based artist and professor Hester Stinnett earned her BFA from Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, CT, and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, Philadelphia. She is a professor of printmaking at Tyler and has also taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts), and Bryn Mawr College, PA.
Stinnett’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in numerous private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. She was awarded a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship for works on paper.
She was an artist-in-residence at the Fabric Workshop, Brandywine Workshop and Archives, and Fleisher Art Memorial, all in Philadelphia. She has also presented printmaking workshops at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.
Stinnett and artist Lois M. Johnson co-wrote Water-based Inks: A Screenprinting Manual for Studio and Classroom, published by the University of the Arts Press with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Hunt Manufacturing Company.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records