graphic arts
 
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dustin amery hostetler
aka UPSO
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  Occupation   Contact
 
  American Graphic Artist, Creative Director & Curator based in Chicago.   e: info@upso.org
t: @upso
 
  About
 
  Samples of my artwork are available here.

I am Creative & Community Director for
El El See, a Chicago based tech company specializing in modern, creative solutions for architectures, applications & ops.

  I publish the acclaimed art magazine Faesthetic, and run the Think Faest blog.

I am a founding partner and Director of Artist Curation for the brand new greeting card start-up Viva La Card.
 
  Notes
 


I am working on a new issue of Faesthetic with the Toledo Museum of Art, out spring!

Green Label claims the G-Shock watch I made for Mountain Dew is in the top 9 "VERY RARE" best limited edition products!
  I am excited to announce I am now represented by Colab-Projects!

Old but fun! The impromptu Q& A session I had with John Maeda in '08 can be found here.
 
  Video
 
 

The "Signature ID" I created for the now defunct FUELtelevision network.
 

Check out the video recap of the 2009 Faesthetic show I curated for Scion.
 
 

Recap video from my 2011 solo show at the Bozarts gallery in Toledo, Ohio.
 
  Client List
 
  My commercial art client list includes: Mountain Dew, Case Mate, Poketo, Motorola, Martini & Rossi, Scion, Fuel tv, Skittles, Mtv, Mtv-Tr3s, Upper Playground, Casio, The Webbys, Johnson & Johnson / Merck, ETNIES, Burton, Verizon, Air America, Toshiba, Nokia, American Eagle, Kid Robot, XLarge, Sims Snowboards and Converse.

My work has been published in many periodicals, including: The Washington Post, Wired, Newsweek, Seattle Stranger, Portland Mercury, GQ, Institutional Investor, Flaunt, Anthem, Men's Health, XLR8R, BusinessWeek, ReadyMade, Rockpile, Anthem, Swindle, Clamor, RE:UP, Rap-Up, IRT, Honest, EGM, WYWS, Art Prostitute, BPM, Marmalade, Made, Make, Craft, Animal NYC, Beautiful Decay & Arthur.

In addition, I have curated projects for companies such as 55Dsl, Scion and Threadless.
 
  Participated Art Shows & Events
 
  You Are Beautiful: The Next Chapter / Group show / Galerie F / Chicago / 2013
Tokyo Love Show / Group show for K-A-B / Omotesando Hills Grand Stairwell / Tokyo / 2012
I thought we'd have more time / Solo show / Bozarts Gallery / Toledo / 2011
Face Off / Portrait swap group show / Benjamin Benjamin Gallery / Portland / 2011
KATAMARI / Benefit group show for Join PDX / Floating World Comics / Portland / 2010
Toledo Museum of Art 92nd Toledo Area Artist Show / Juried Group Show / Toledo, OH / 2010
The Last Unicorn Art Show / Group Show / Tattoo Factory Gallery / Chicago, IL / 2010
Toledo Museum of Art Community Exhibit / Group Show reinterpreting pieces from the TMA's permanent collection / Toledo, OH / 2010
Inaugural Show / Group Show / THIS / LA / 2010
20/10 Vision / Group Show / Gallery Hanahou / NYC / 2010
We Haven't Felt This Way In Years / Group Show / Double Punch Gallery / SF, CA / 2009
Green Label Art / 2 man show with Jeff McMillan / Etnies Showroom / Soho, NYC / 2009
Hip Hop Lives Here / Group Show / Auckland, New Zealand / 2009
We Are Contributors / Group Show curated by Furni & Mumblemagazine / Vancou/ 2009
Park Life / Group Show curated by Studio #1 / Subliminal Projects / Los Angeles / 2008
The Fine Line / Group Show with Damien Correll, Ryan Santos, Julie Hill & Joey Parlett /
Front Room Gallery / Cleveland / 2008
A Benefit Show / Group Show / Fecal Face Gallery / San Francisco / 2008
Electric Windows
/ Group Show / Open Space Gallery / Beacon NY / 2008
I will miss you when I'm gone / Solo Show / Wootini Gallery / Carrborro, NC / 2008
Happy Endings / Group Show / the Lab 101 Gallery / LA / 2007
I can see the Future / Solo Show / Plastic Chapel Gallery / Denver / 2007
Cereal Killers / Group Show / Monkeyhouse Toys / LA / 2007
Want2Bsquare / Group Show with Dalek, Sage Vaughn, Maya Hayuk, Matzu & Kelsey Brookes /
Presented by SCION / Skylight Studios & Scion Space Gallery / NYC & LA / 2007
((An interview I did with Scion & Dr. Revolt is up for viewing.))
We're All Mad Here / Group Show / Presented by Disney / Gallery 1988 / LA / 2006
The Paint Ball / Group Show / Kid Robot Pirate Store / NYC/ 2006
I want to live forever / Solo Show / Kid Robot / NYC / 2006
Follow the Munny / Group Show / Capsule Gallery / Denver/ 2006
Project: C-Note / Group Show / Project.BZ Gallery / LA / 2006
Project: Propaganda / Group Show / Project.BZ Gallery / LA / 2005
Zoo Room / Group Show / I Am Stati & Resistor Gallery / Toronto / 2005
Munny Show / Group Show / KidRobot / LA / 2005
Fun with Dead Bodies / Group Show / Rotofugi / Chicago / 2005
Project: Vice / Group Show / Project.BZ Gallery & Vice Magazine / LA / 2005
Surf VS. Skate / Group Show /Project.BZ Gallery / LA / 2005
Skate or Die / Group Show / New Image Gallery & Purple Skunk Board Shop / LA & SF / 2005
Fifty Fifty / Group Show / Lab 101 & Powerhouse Gallery / LA & NYC / 2005
Canceled Flight (Book Release show) / Group Show / Reed Space / NYC / 2005
ART 4 TIBET / Group Show / Juice Gallery / San Francisco / 2005
Bridge / Group Show curated by Punkture / Church at Berkley / Toronto / 2005
Vinyl Klash 2 / Custom Toy Group Show / C-POP Gallery / Detroit / 2005
Metal Pig / Group Show / Gomi Gallery-SXSW / Austin TX / 2005
Row Boats Home / Group Show / Old Dominion Gallery / Norfolk VA/ 2005
Memento Mordant / Show with Saiman Chow / the Lab 101 Gallery / LA / 2004
Rubber Rising / Group Show / PS: Café Taipei, Taiwan / 2004
Apocalypse Now / Group Show / Visual Subject Matter Gallery / Costa Mesa / 2004
By the People, For the People / Group Show / Transport Gallery / LA / 2004
32 Inch Canvas / Group Show / Calgary-Vancouver-Toronto / 2004
Better Tomorrow Today / Group Show / Co-Lab Projects / Brooklyn / 2004
Excerpts from my diary / One man show / Diva / Toledo / 2004
Original Multiples / Atlantic Ave Artwalk Group Show / NYC / 2004
Up Our Sleeve / Traveling Group Show / NYC-LA-Tokyo / 2004
3 minutes of happiness / Group show / SH Gallery / San Diego / 2004
Morning Wood (Book Release show) 2 / Merry Karnowsky Gallery / LA / 2004
The Phenom Show / Collab work with Jon Phenom / San Diego / 2004
Midwizest / Featured work / Stay Gold Gallery / Brooklyn / 2004
Morning Wood Book Release show / Group show /Minna Gallery / SF / 2003
Textstyles T-Shirt Show / Group show / Boston / 2003
The Broken Deck Show / Group show / Montreal / 2003
One-of-a-kind Tee for Auction / Nikao Youth Project / 2003
Windmilling / Group show / Andenken Gallery / Denver / 2002
 
  Selected Curatorial Projects
 
  Faesthetic Magazine / Issues 1-13 / featuring over 400 artists / 2001-Present
Busy Beaver Button-O-Matic series #10 / Curated line of buttons / featuring work from Tim Biskup, Spacesick, Damien Correll, Jennifer Daniel, Nicholas Gazin, Ginette Lapalme, Travis Millard, STEAK MTN, Luke Ramsey & Geoffrey Todd Smith / 2009
Threadless "Select" series / Curated T-shirt line / Threadless.com / June 2007- August 2009
This Must Be The Place / Curated Group Show / Scion Space Gallery / Culver City, CA / featuring work from Gluekit, Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch, Damien Correll, Joel Speasmaker, Matt Curry, Skull Phone, Dan Funderburgh & Jemma Hostetler / 2009
Different Points / Curated Group Photo Show / featuring work from Ben Loiz, Saiman Chow & Mike Giant / Table Brothers Gallery / NYC / 2006
Sketchel Custom Art Bags / Co-Curated Group Project for JeremyVille (Australia) / featuring work from 15 Artists / Semi Permanent Conference / Syndey / 2005
Accident Happy / Curated Group Show / featuring work from Derrick Hodgson, James Paterson & Joshua Davis / Alfred University / NY / 2005
Postcard Series / Curated group project / featuring work from 10 artists / Downtown 4 Democracy / 2004
Make Art Not War Poster Series / Currated group project with Clamor magazine/ featuring work from Shepard Fairey, Cody Hudson, Kozy-n-Dan & Faile / 2004
ZROX / Co-curated show for Versionfest / featuring over 50 artists / Chicago / 2004
8.5 x 11 / Co-curated show at 55DSL / featuring over 100 artists / Nyc / 2002
 
  Selected Speaking and Presenting
 
  Layer Tennis / Winning participant / Sponsored by Coudal & Adobe / 2D / Internet / 2010
Cut & Paste / Judge / 2D / Chicago / 2009
SXSW Interactive / Curating in the Crowd Sourced World / Panel with Paddy Johnson, Nion McEvoy and Gina Trapani / Moderated by Jen Bekman / Austin, TX / 2009 / Now available as a podcast
RISD Illustration Department / Visiting Artist Lecture Series / Providence, RI / 2009
SXSW Interactive / Panel with Jemma Hostetler & Curt Cloninger / Austin, TX / 2006
LGDA presents / Co-Speaker with Jemma Hostetler / Louisville, KY / 2005
Flash In The Can / Co-Speaker with Jemma Gura and Branden Hall / Toronto / 2005
Accident Happy / Speaker / Alfred University / Alfred, NY / 2005
BD4D / Featured Speaker / Cleveland, OH / 2003
 
  Selected Features
 
  The 3D Art Book / Published by Prestel - Random House / 2011
The Rest Is Up to You: A Collaboration Between 118 Artists and a Boy Named Cohen Morano / Published by Chronicle Books / 2009
The Cloudy Collection #4 / Curated group print series / 2009
Jeremyville Sessions / Published by IDN & Jeremyville / 2007
2 Faced - The Changing Face of Portraiture / Published by IDN & Wearitwithpride / 2007
Hot Wiring your Creative Process / Published by New Rider & Curt Cloninger / 2006
Graphics Alive / Published by Victionary / 2006
Made Magazine / Issue # 20 / 2005
Kid Robot Dunny Toys / Series 2 / Regular production and Limited Glow edition / 2005
Canceled Flight Book / Published by Throck Morton Press / 2005
Semi-Permanant / Published by Design Is Kinky / 2005
Rethink•Redesign•Reconstruct Book / Published by HOW Books / 2004
The Drama Magazine / Issue #2 / 2004
ANIMAL NYC Magazine / ARMAGEDDEON Issue # 4 / 2004
Clamor Magazine / Issue 24 / 2004
Morning Wood / Published by Ginko Press & Roger Gastman / 2003
Semi-Permanant / Published by Design Is Kinky / 2003
Beautiful Decay Magazine / Issue C / 2003