Meet Peter D. Gerakaris, a New York City based visual artist and THI supporter


June 1, 2019

Meet Peter D. Gerakaris, a visual artist and THI supporter who has generously donated artworks to THI’s Annual New York Gala silent auctions.

Peter is an interdisciplinary artist whose vibrant paintings, installations, and origami sculptures engage Nature-Culture themes honoring the environment, endangered species, and more.

Meticulously rendered with everything from radiant pigments and precious metals, to hi-tech materials, his works are showcased in various permanent institutional collections including the National Museum of Wildlife Art (Jackson, WY), the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program in Libreville, Gabon (Africa), the Schomburg Center (New York, NY), 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, Peter has created a variety of large-scale, site-specific public commissions for Cornell Tech, The Surrey Hotel, Bergdorf Goodman, and the Warwick Hotel Paradise Island Permanent Collection (Bahamas).

He is currently completing a 116ft long public art commission awarded in 2016 through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program to be permanently installed this autumn at PS101 (Brooklyn).

Peter’s work may be viewed at:

Website: www.petergerakaris.com
Instagram: @petergerakaris (also publicly available even for those without Instagram accounts at instagram.com/petergerakaris)

 

The Story Of Peter D. Gerakaris, a New York City based visual artist and THI supporter

“Jungle Oculus Tondo” (Private Commission) – Artist with the work in studio 76 in. diameter, Acrylic on canvas over panel w/ custom frame 2018. Private Collection (Culver City, LA)

The Story Of Peter D. Gerakaris, a New York City based visual artist and THI supporter

“Ventana 2.0: Eden & Babylon Diptych for Google NYC” – Installation View Acrylic & mixed-media on canvas over panel, 160 in. x 36 in. (80 in. x 36 in. each). 2018.

The Story Of Peter D. Gerakaris, a New York City based visual artist and THI supporter

“White-Faced Owl Icon” Commission 16 in. x 16 in., Gouache & gold leaf on panel 2018. Private Commission & Collection (Johannesburg, South Africa)