Pete Ippel
Since 2004
Works in Ventura United States of America

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. 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 combined media (photography and digital art). 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 whose work is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited in New York, California, and internationally.

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.

As a passionate problem solver and a pragmatic optimist, Pete’s art and his life are full of exciting challenges.

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Digital Artists using Fiber Techniques

Greetings, Rebecca,

I just found out about Rachel Beth Egenhoefer her projects are very intriguing.

I've also been weaving recently and created a piece entitled "Gender Resolution" In addition I distributed and sewed up checks into a matrix and have been discovering huge aesthetic resonance between the act of sewing and my relationship with digital imagery. The most recent works are called "Checkered Past" and "Implied Tree". Both can be viewed here

I learned how to knit and purl today, further exploring the similarities between pixels, vectors, weaving, sewing, and knitting. I am constantly updating my blog with video, photo, and research as I make my discoveries. Be sure to view the Material Property series of videos.

All my best,