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Peter D. Gerakaris Studio
Sculptures by Peter D. Gerakaris Studio seen at Praia, Praia - iSolAIR Solo Show w/ US Embassy Praia Grant

iSolAIR Solo Show w/ US Embassy Praia Grant

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Micro works "Praiadise Origami Sculpture" & "Cova-Paul Accordion Sculpture" comprised part of "Agora: Fantasia (Part I)", a solo exhibition, grant, & traveling residency program in the Cape Verde Islands (West Africa). The small artworks created during the artist's travels around the islands were presented in Praia in a solo show as hypothetical maquettes for large-scale pavilion spaces where the community could gather to engage with live performance, music, dance, etc.

Media: Origami book sculptures, mirrored vitrines, figurines, C-prints, & installation, Dimensions variable. Organized by iSolAIR with support from the US Embassy Praia. 2014

Limited editions based on the original sculptures have since been widely exhibited and collected by institutions such as the Schomburg Center in New York, NY.

All artwork ©Peter D. Gerakaris. a.r.r.

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Interdisciplinary artist whose vibrant paintings, public installations, & origami sculptures engage Nature-Culture themes.

American interdisciplinary artist Peter D. Gerakaris was raised a free-range child in New Hampshire, earning a BFA from Cornell University and an MFA from Hunter College where he received the Tony Smith Prize.

Gerakaris’ 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, WY), NYC Department of Education Public Art for Public Schools (Brooklyn, NY), the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program in Libreville, Gabon (Africa), the Schomburg Center (New York, NY), the Waskowmium (Burlington, VT), the Warwick Hotel (Bahamas), and Citibank, in addition to a spectrum of private collections around the globe such as Beth Rudin DeWoody and the William Lim Living Collection (Hong Kong, China).

Additionally, Gerakaris has created many large-scale public commissions awarded by Cornell Tech, The Surrey Hotel, Bergdorf Goodman, and the Warwick Hotel Paradise Island Permanent Collection (Bahamas). The artist also recently completed a permanent, site-specific public art commission through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program — an immersive, hand-painted installation spanning over 116ft at PS101K (Brooklyn, NY).

Having received distinctions such as the National Academy of Art’s Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship and the Vermont Studio Center’s Clowes Foundation Full-Fellowship, his artwork has been exhibited internationally at the Bronx Museum, Wave Hill, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Google NYC, FX Collaborative, Chinese Contemporary (Beijing), various art fairs such as Scope and the Doors (Seoul), iSolAIR (Cape Verde Islands, West Africa), the National Academy of Fine Arts, and the Mykonos Biennale, while also being featured in publications like Architectural Digest, the Financial Times, and W Magazine.