Jason Peot was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He moved to Chicago in 1990 to attend DePaul University and eventually Northern Illinois University where he received an MFA in sculpture in 1997. Peot lives near Chicago with his wife and their three children. His work has earned him an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship as well as numerous reviews in such publications as Sculpture Magazine, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Reader. His installations and objects have been exhibited nationally and are included in such public and private collections as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum, City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois. He is a Professor of Art at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.