Sunday, April 16, 2017


Consumable art from the opening of my solo show, 'Sublands' at TCC Chicago gallery. 
The show continues until April 23rd, at 2547 W. North Ave., Chicago IL.
Check it out! Note the pyramid has been consumed.

Friday, March 31, 2017


I have a solo show at TCC Chicago, opening on April 14th and continuing until April 23rd.
Come by and check it out:

'Sublands presents work made over the past 3 years by artist Pete Hillstrom. The multimedia body of work centers on representations of Midwestern Americana with a suburban edge. They touch upon themes like consumption, conformity, aggression and banality while simultaneously serving as an homage to the conflicted nostalgia one feels for a culture to which one is born into. Darkly humorous, the works emphasize the duality that lies between the glossy veneer and the unsettling characteristics revealed underneath this American construct.'

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Sublands    /    pen & ink    /    18 "  x  66 "    /    2016

Sublands is a large scale drawing project, currently comprised of three separate 18" x 22" panels which join together to depict an isometric, omnipotent view of suburban midwest America, the center of focus of which is a strip mall bar.

I still consider the project ongoing, and may add more panels to it in the future. It is difficult to display such a wide image on the internet, the entire piece is most ideally viewed on my website, 

panel   1

panel   2

panel   3