Peter Terezakis

Associate Arts Professorat New York University
New York City,
United States
Focus area: Analog, Art History, Climate, Atmospheric Science, Dance, Choreography, Digital Art, New Media, Ecology, Environment, Geoscience, Geology, Performance Art, Theater Studies, Photography, Sculpture, Spacial, Site Specific, Place Making

Peter Terezakis began creating jewelry-sized electronic works of art in 1974. His ideas then grew to gallery-sized works, to an interactive building, and eventually to monumental scale temporary installations of a kinetic light sculpture in deserts, forests, and national parks. In 2007 he developed Sacred Sky Sacred Earth, a theatrical event combining art, dance, education, and music to focus on precious – and vanishing – open spaces.
Beginning in the fall of 2014, Peter began teaching classes on environment and health at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has also taught a class in Cell Phone Cinema and the recurring principles of Art and Technology. After being embedded with an NSF-NYU sponsored expedition to Greenland’s Helheim Glacier in 2019, Terezakis developed a class for students to understand and prepare for the impact Abrupt Climate Change will have on their lives and humanity.