Born of Hungarian descent into a lineage of photographers, Peter Horvath began taking pictures at age 6. After spending his formative years inhaling darkroom fumes, he worked as a stills photographer until he discovered computers in 1995 when a friend gave him a Macintosh Plus. Shortly thereafter, he happened across the work of Dadaists John Heartfield and Hannah Hoch, whose work exposed him to the world of photo-montage. He has since produced digital collage works exploring narrative, abstraction, and the hypnagogic, and continues to push the boundaries of convention, displacing the familiar and nostalgic with unique, surreal touches.
Peter Horvath has received numerous grants from The Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council for his New Media work. He is the recipient of commissions from Rhizome.org at The New Museum, NYC (2005) and Turbulence.org New Radio and Performing Arts, Boston (2004). He has exhibited in museums and galleries globally, including the Whitney Museum Of American Art‘s Artport (NYC), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec City, Canada) and FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil). As of 2016, Peter has a piece in the Whitney Museum Of American Art's permanent collection.
Commercial client list includes: The New York Times, Penguin Random House Publishers UK, Kiehl's Cosmetics, The Economist's Intelligent Life Magazine, New Statesman UK, The BBC's Radio Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, Wired Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, The Village Voice, Scientific American Mind Magazine, The L.A. Times and L.A Weekly among others.