G.T. Pellizzi was born in 1978 in Tlayacapan, Mexico. He studied at St. Johns College, Santa Fe, and the Chanin School of Architecture of Cooper Union. He has been involved with various artist collectives and co-founded the Bruce High Quality Foundation in 2001. In 2016, Pelizzi was awarded the Inga Maren Otto Fellowship.
Pellizzi’s background in philosophy and architecture translates directly into his work. His use of temporary structures and light installations recalls the ubiquitous nature of construction sites in urban settings and explores the developments that they signify - not simply the physical progression of building, but also the embedded concepts of obstruction, displacement, power, and profit.
Pellizzi has shown at the Jeu de Paume, Paris; Museo del Barrio Biennial, New York; the Biennial of the Americas, Denver; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; MoMA PS1, Long Island City; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. His works can be found in numerous public and private collections such as The Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York; Mana Contemporary, Jersey City; and the Museo Del Barrio, New York.