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Pete Ippel, the son of a dancer and a musician, was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has been surrounded by the arts since birth. Pete entertained himself as a child by recording his own radio shows on a portable tape deck and experimenting with self portraiture.

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, where he expermented with performance and video, developing a body of biographical pieces based on the…

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  • Born on March 11
  • Joined February 7, 2010

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Ink, watercolor, rice paper, Reeves BFK, Arches 300lb cold press, Tyvek, silk, digital media, quilting, sewing machine, knitting, weaving, stitching

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About

Pete Ippel, the son of a dancer and a musician, was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has been surrounded by the arts since birth. Pete entertained himself as a child by recording his own radio shows on a portable tape deck and experimenting with self portraiture.

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, where he expermented with performance and video, developing a body of biographical pieces based on the psychology of grief.

Pete is a multidimensional artist whose work is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited in New York, California, and internationally. His present body of photographs entitled "The Jump Series" incorporates his love of leaping and his tradition of turning the camera on himself.

Mr. Ippel resides in Working Artists Ventura, a sustainable artist community in southern California. In addition, he teaches art, is a fitness professional, a web developer, an active blogger, and still high jumps from time to time.

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