Mar Hester completed her MFA in 2016; she has been working as an artist while teaching. Her residencies included Nes Artist Residency – Skagastrond, Iceland, Vermont Studio Center – Johnson, VT, Elsewhere Studios – Paonia, CO and Artspace in Raleigh, NC. Currently Mar has gallery representation in Des Moinse, IA area with the Liz Lidgett Gallery + Design. The basis of all of Mar Hester’s work lies in challenging the traditional means of viewing photography while commenting on our ever shifting environment. It is her hope through the reconsideration of the familiar is that we all can truly learn to evolve.