Peter D. Gerakaris

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Peter D. Gerakaris in front of Tropicália Installation

Peter D. Gerakaris (born 1981) is an American interdisciplinary artist. His work often addresses nature-culture themes through installations, paintings, works on paper, and origami accordion sculptures.


He was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire, to Mary and Dimitri Gerakaris. Dimitri is an artist-blacksmith who co-founded ABANA and has created many public art commissions. Peter Gerakaris received a BFA from Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, & Planning in 2003 and an MFA from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 2009.[1][2]


Peter D. Gerakaris' artwork has been exhibited in both solo and group shows around the globe at the Mykonos Biennale, Wave Hill, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the iSolAIR Program [3] in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Praia (Cape Verde), and the National Academy Museum and School, in addition to galleries such as the Loretta Howard Gallery[4] (NYC), the Daniel Weinberg Gallery[5] (Los Angeles), and Gallery Nine5 [6] (NYC). His artwork is included in notable permanent collections such as the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program [7] (Libreville, Gabon), the Schomburg Center, the Warwick Hotel Paradise Island (Bahamas), the Waskowmium and Citibank, in addition to many private collections.


Gerakaris has created large-scale, site-specific installations for Cornell Tech [8][9][10] to commemorate the campus groundbreaking on Roosevelt Island, the Warwick Hotel Paradise Island Permanent Collection (Bahamas), the Surrey Hotel's private rooftop garden [11][12] (the Denihan Hospitality Group) for Frieze Week New York (2016), and Bergdorf Goodman windows on Fifth Avenue in NYC curated by Linda Fargo and Kyle DeWoody. [13][14][15] He has also been awarded a large-scale public art commission to be permanently installed at PS101 (Brooklyn) in 2018 through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program.


  1. ^ "AAP Architecture Art Planning". Cornell University. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Alumnus Creates Tropical Installation for Cornell Tech". Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ Haveles, Kate. "Kaleidoscopic Curiosities". ARTLOG. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. ^ Howard, Loretta. "Loretta Howard Gallery". Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  5. ^ Weinberg, Daniel. "Daniel Weinberg Gallery". Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  6. ^ Le Pelletier, Sébastien. "Gallery Nine 5". Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Cultural Exchange Through The Visual Arts". U.S. Department of State. 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  8. ^ Levasseur, Alison (30 June 2015). "Peter Gerakaris Brings a Tropical Art Installation to New York's Roosevelt Island". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Cornell Tech Debuts Peter Gerakaris' Tropicália". Cornell Tech. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  10. ^ Aloi, Daniel. "Alumnus creates tropical installation for Cornell Tech". Cornell Chronicle. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  11. ^ "The Most Beautiful Thing in the World Today: A Rooftop Garden". DUJOUR. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  12. ^ "10 Things To Do At Frieze: Must-Sees From An Insider". 29 April 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  13. ^ Bates, Rebecca (31 January 2014). "Bergdorf Goodman and Art Matters! Curate Window Displays for "Ten Artists for Ten Spaces"". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  14. ^ Khemsurov, Monica (10 February 2014). "Saturday Selects". Site Unseen. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  15. ^ "GREY AREA Takes Over Bergdorf's Iconic Windows". Artsy. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2016.

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