Peter Greenwald

Picture of Peter (Xico)    Greenwald

Assistant Professor of Art
Music and Art


Office: F-1130W

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=3093

Peter (“Xico”) Greenwald is a New York City–based artist. His artwork has been shown at numerous New York galleries, including Nancy Marholis Gallery, The Painting Center, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brian Morris Gallery, Thompson Giroux and Life on Mars. He has curated exhibitions at Queens College Art Center, Long Island University’s Selena Gallery and Westbeth Gallery. He has taught at Pratt Institute, Rider University and Mount Gretna School of Art and is currently Assistant Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Xico Greenwald also regularly writes and edits art criticism. His essays, reviews and interviews have been published in The New York Sun, Delicious Line, The Epoch Times,, Painting Perceptions and Painters’ Table.


“My paintings of everyday objects are born out of a belief that the commonplace is rich subject matter and that there’s poetry to be found in the things that surround us. Paintings of flowers, teapots, vases, bowls and pots and pans are deliberately straightforward. I strive to make paintings that are at once accessible and can reward long looking. I love art and take inspiration from a range of movements—anything from Roman wall paintings to 17 th century Spanish still lifes to today’s New York art world.”


M.F.A. Brooklyn College (2007 )

B.A. Bard College (2000)

Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT (1999)

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

Solo Exhibitions

2019   Xico Greenwald: Paintings, On the Table, July 1, 2019 – Marchr 16, 2020, Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans
2019   Xico Greenwald: Recent Still Lifes, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2022   Stages, Alice Gauvin Gallery, Portland, ME
2021   Looking Out, Looking In, Alice Gauvin Gallery, Biddeford, ME
2019   Flowering: Inside/Outside, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, New York
2018   East Meets Midwest II: A New Figuration, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
2018   Chain Reaction, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2018   Cultivate Your Own Garden, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2017   East Meets West II: A New Figuration, William and Mary College, Williamsburg, VA
2017   On the Shoulders of Giants, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
2016   April Flowers, Queens College Art Center, Flushing NY
2016   I Want to Tell You Everything, Falchi Building, Long Island City, NY
2016   Sideshow Nation IV, Thru the Rabbit Hole, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016   Looking at the Overlooked, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
2014   Invitational Benefit Exhibition, Mount Gretna School of Art, Lancaster PA
2014   Summer Invitational, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014   Still Life with Sculpture, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY
2014   Sideshow Nation II, At The Alamo, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013   Source Material, Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY
2013   BMCC Faculty Art Show, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY
2013   Friendly Gestures [Namaste], Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY
2013   Paper Mirror Torn, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
2013   Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012   Necessary Arrangements, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2012   Foundation Faculty Exhibit, Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012   BGSQD Fundraiser, Clampart, New York, NY
2012   Pratt Foundation Faculty Exhibition, Rubelle & Norman Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012   Fakes, Tomato House, Brooklyn, NY
2012    Mic: Check, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2011   Temporary Antumbra Zone, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011   Particular Light, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2010   Perception/Observation, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY
2010   First Growth, First Street Green Gallery, New York, NY
2010   Art for Haiti, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2008   I Heart Painting, Windows/PSII Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2007   Lineage 7- Response to Material & Form, Gallery M3, Piermont, NY
2007   MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York, NY
2005   CMF, Red Barn Gallery, Hunter, NY
2004   Sugar Maples Center for Arts and Education, Maplecrest, NY
2003   Portraiture, Diamantina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002   Ten Artists, Three Bows, Brooklyn, NY
2001   Group Show, Courthouse Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
2001   Group Show, Mad River Post, New York, NY


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

2009   Montalvo Arts Center, Lucas Artist Residency Fellow
2001   Agostini Sculpture Prize, New York Studio School Scholarship for Sculpture
1999   Ellen Battell Stoekel Fellowship, Yale Summer School of Music and Art

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