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 vibrant paintings, installations, and origami sculptures employ a wide range of techniques and materials to express nature-culture themes. His works 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 around the globe such as William Lim and Beth Rudin DeWoody.
Additionally, Gerakaris has created a variety of site-specific public 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 2019 at PS101 in Brooklyn through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program.
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), Google (New York City), FXCollaborative (New York City), Chinese Contemporary (Beijing), and various art fairs including Scope and the Doors (Seoul), iSolAIR (Cape Verde Islands, West Africa), the National Academy of Fine Arts, and the Mykonos Biennale (Mykonos, Greece) — and his work has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, The Financial Times, and W Magazine.
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- Architectural Digest: Peter Gerakaris Brings a Tropical Art Installation to New York’s Roosevelt Island
- Cornell Alumni Magazine: In Living Color
- ReadArtNY Interview: In the Studio with Peter D. Gerakaris