Peter Jellitsch was born in Villach, Austria in 1982. He studied at both the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe and can be found in collections such as the SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts and the Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Jellitsch has been the recipient of several grants & awards, including the Strabag Artaward (2014), Theodor Körner Prize (2014), Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Scholarship (2013), and the Outstanding Artist Award of the Republic of Austria (2010). He received the CCA Andratx AiR (2018), MAK-Schindler Scholarship, Los Angeles (2014), as well as scholarship residencies in Montpellier (2014), Paris (2014), and New York (2011).
Peter Jellitsch has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna since 2011.