Pete Ippel was born in Oak Park, Illinois, USA and has been surrounded by the arts since birth. He moved to Morris, Illinois in 1989 and started to participate in athletics rather than dance. After high school, Pete attended Cornell University where he received a BA in psychology and a BFA in photo / digital art making. He continued to follow his sporting dreams in the high jump, which culminated in a school record leap of 7 feet 1/2 inch in 2001.
In May 2004 he attained an MFA degree in the New Genres department of the San Francisco Art Institute. Presently Pete is a practicing artist, the residence manager for the San Francisco Ballet, a fitness professional, coaches basketball and track at University High School, and still jumps from time to time. He is an active blogger and is excited by social networks on the Internet, on mobile phones, and out in the world.
Please log on to http://www.hypermodern.net to see his expression and research influenced by technology: contemporary artist video, photography, drawing, and installation.