Peter D. Gerakaris

American interdisciplinary artist Peter D. Gerakaris earned a B.F.A. from Cornell University in 2003, and an M.F.A. from Hunter College in 2009 where he received the Tony Smith Prize.

Gerakaris's kaleidoscopic paintings, installations, and origami sculptures engage nature-culture themes and are showcased in various permanent institutional collections, including the National Museum of Wildlife Art (Jackson, Wyoming); the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program (Libreville, Gabon); the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York City); the Waskowmium (Burlington, Vermont); the Warwick Hotel (Bahamas); and Citibank, in addition to a spectrum of private collections such as Patrick McMullan, William Lim, and Beth Rudin DeWoody.

Having received distinctions such as the National Academy of Art's Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship and a full fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center's Clowes Foundation, Gerakaris's artwork has been exhibited internationally — at the Bronx Museum, Wave Hill (New York City), Daniel Weinberg Gallery (Los Angeles), Chinese Contemporary (Beijing), the National Academy of Fine Arts (New York City), the Mykonos Biennale (Mykonos, Greece), and various art fairs, such as Scope and the Doors (Seoul), iSolAIR (Cape Verde Islands, West Africa) — and his work has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, the Financial Times, and Time Out Beijing.

Additionally, Gerakaris has created a variety of large-scale, site-specific commissions awarded by Cornell Tech, The Surrey Hotel, Bergdorf Goodman, and the Warwick Hotel Paradise Island Permanent Collection (Bahamas). He has also been awarded a large-scale public art commission to be permanently installed in 2018 at PS101 in Brooklyn through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program.

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