Steve Hosch is an Ames-area mixed media artist. Other than the two years he spent as a frustrated graphic design major in college, Steve's a self trained artist--and a long-time pupil of the School of Mistake-Making.
Since 1992 he’s worked as a high school special needs educator, a career choice that requires the much needed catharsis provided by his art. In 2005 Steve began creating vessels and masks made from hard shell gourds. In the summer of 2010 his creative attention turned to assemblage and collage, the latter of which he continues to explore today. Recently, however, he discovered Linocut printing, a medium that’s currently occupying his time in the underground workspace he calls The Art Lair.
Sometimes playful, sometimes dark, his art is an attempt to question, poke fun at, or criticize human nature, particularly the consumer, fear-driven version of human nature that seems to dominate American culture.