Esther Marie Hall is a second-generation Filipino American artist born and raised in Northern California. She currently works and resides in Sacramento as a weaving and mixed media instructor at Short Center North, an art program for developmentally disabled adults.
Growing up as one of very few Filipinxs in a small rural California farming town can be an easily identifiable theme throughout her work. Esther also explores themes such as battling the daily conflicts of depression, the current sociopolitical climate, and what it means to be a queer woman amidst it all. Her use of vibrant, saturated color and cartoonish line work send an unassuming and playful invitation to any viewer. Esther is continuously exploring these themes through illustration, painting, collaging her own cutout acrylic and gouache drawings, and weaving.