Peters was the winner of The Ashurst Emerging Artist prize (2019) and the CHBH (Centre for Human Brain Health) artwork competition (2019) and was also highly commended by the Visual Art Open award (2020), the RAD prize (2022) and the Parse Student Juried Competition (2018). She is a dual US/UK citizen, and in 2022 completed an artist residency at GlogauAIR in Berlin, DE. She has so far shown work in Berlin, Lisbon, London and New Orleans.
I am interested in exploring colour, queerness, sexuality and aggression. My most recent show was a community engaged project that investigated sexual violence through interviewing victims and perpetrators of sexual assault from across the country.
I graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) with a major in Biological Science and minors in philosophy/politics but practiced art without a degree from a young age, learning about painting and creativity from those around me-musicians, the internet, my mother (she would leave me alone at the national gallery in London to copy artworks I liked with a pen and some paper). I believe strongly that art is not and should not be an elitist luxury, but the result of deep listening.
I moved to New Orleans in 2017 from the UK and discovered that art could be a way of life. I ran art classes in my studio, painted everyday and created public artworks. After hurricane Ida hit the city, I decided to start an art MA at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London), to see what I could learn from a more structured approach to art and I discovered an increased self-awareness as an artist. I currently live in NYC and love learning more and more about this incredibly rich and driven city.
Thirty West interview:
CASS art UK:
Winning the Ashurst Prize: