Peter Terezakis

2014-2015 Artist in Residence

Peter Terezakis

Peter Terezakis has created interactive works of varying scale and possessing a distinct technological character since 1974. These include inventing (and manufacturing) Mykro Dot electronic jewelry, ESP tester-trainers, wall-sized interactive sculptures, an interactive building, a flame which speaks the collected names of God, and the current site specific installations of Heart Beats Light and the Sacred Sky Sacred Earth series of performances begun in 1996 and 2007.
Sacred Sky Sacred Earth: Alpine was the first project which was developed as a community effort to help prevent the conversion of a Southern California open space into housing. Since then Terezakis has been involved in several projects whose mission was to prevent industry from transforming natural environments into industrial sites.
As adjunct faculty at the School of Visual Arts, Terezakis helped to develop the Extended Forms major within the MFA Computer Art program. His work is featured in Bruce Wands’ textbook, Art of the Digital Age and as a pioneer in 3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers by Stephen Hoskins. Terezakis’ works have been exhibited in Canada, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
In the fall of 2012, Terezakis left San Diego to enter New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. After developing battery-operated beta and gamma radiation detectors, his thesis project was a wearable alpha-particle detector based on the pioneering work of the Curies.
As a New York University Artist in Residence, Terezakis is committed to sharing his awe, curiosity, and love for art, nature, science, and technology with future generations of artists and arts activists.
Terezakis’ works have been exhibited in Canada, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

“Peter Terezakis has a career as an 'exemplar' in the art, science, technology field, developing an artistic career using a wide variety of new technologies to create work ranging from public installations to jewelry. Motivated by a concern for our role and place in the world, his work provides a poetry for a technological age.” — Roger Malina, Chairman of the Board, Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (http://www.leonardo.info/)