Artist and Gallerist Joe Amrhein has been exhibited across the United States and abroad, and has been the focus of articles in publications including The New Yorker, Time Out New York, the New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. In 2005 he was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Pratt Institute, NY. Amrhein opened the Pierogi Gallery in Williamsburg in 1994. In 2006 he opened Pierogi Leipzig in Germany, a space originally intended as a temporary project, which stayed open for three years. In 2009 he opened an additional Williamsburg space, The Boiler, which accommodates larger-scale works and performances.