Peter Stanick was born in Pittsburgh on May 27, 1953. He received a BFA in painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1975 and a MFA in painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1977. Since 1981, Stanick has had numerous solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Miami, London, Stockholm and Osaka. He is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Museum of Art in Osaka. Stanick currently lives and works in Florida.