Bill Hosterman was born in Pennsylvania and attended Penn State University. After earning his BFA in printmaking in 1995, he received a Fullbright scholarship to study printmaking for a year in South Africa. He completed his MFA in printmaking at Indiana University-Bloomington in 1999. Hosterman has been teaching at Grand Valley State University since 1999. Now an associate professor, his work has been shown both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in Hawaii, Italy, Germany, China, and the United Arab Emirates.
Bill Hosterman's work explores ideas about individual and human contexts. Through collage he constructs and deconstructs each image, keeping what feels essential while eliminating excess. Hosterman received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, and his graduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. Additionally, the artist studied at the Artists' Press Printshop in Johannesburg, South Africa on a Fulbright Scholarship. Hosterman, Drawing Coordinator for the Art and Design Department of GVSU, is currently an Associate Professor in Foundations, Drawing and Printmaking. He resides in west Michigan.