Stetco was born in Calarasi, Moldova, and she graduated from the Architecture program at The Technical University of Moldova in 1975. Stetco additionally took the course called "Initiation à la lithographie sur papier" at l'Atelier Oleg Dergachov in Montréal in 2014, and in 2011 she completed the "Initiation à la technique à l'huile" course, at l'Atelier Dupleix, in Paris. She now lives and works in Montreal, and currently resides on Montreal’s South Shore in Chateauguay.
The thrust of Stetco’s art practice is found within the complexity of human nature and emotions. She navigates her own emotions through her art, and by creating, it allows her to reach her unconscious psyche and decipher her feelings through painting or sculpture. Stetco’s background in architecture lends itself to her focus on the representations of form, and how her figurative technique juxtaposes with her abstract technique; the figurative representations often stemming from reality, while the abstract forms stem from her unconscious mind. The juxtaposition and mingling of these forms of representation throughout Stetco’s work emphasizes how emotions come about, chaotically, lovingly, and or suddenly, but despite this they come together to form a beautifully whole person, or painting or sculpture.
Stetco makes art because she has something to show and wants to share her experience with the viewer. She transforms her ideas and experiences of the past into artwork, thereby creating something positive and constructive out of her past traumas. Stetco’s work allows viewers to find something to discover and relate to, no matter what their past is. Everyone has had traumatic experiences, and has experienced the complicity of emotions, and Stetco offers viewers solace in her work by creating a space of understanding and deconstruction of her past.