In his artwork Jason DeMarte explores the use of natural themes in marketing and the influence on consumers. In his series “Utopic,” DeMarte contrasts picturesque portrayals of animals in their natural habitats with overlaid patterns of bold color sampled from advertisements and commercial packaging, awkwardly merging organic and material forms. DeMarte completed his BFA in Photography at Colorado State University (1997) and his MFA in Photography from the University of Oregon (2000). His works are represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles and the Fort Collins Colorado Historical Museum. DeMarte is currently a tenured faculty member at Eastern Michigan University.