ABOUT

Peters is an artist based in New Orleans, USA and raised in the south of England. Their work explores gender and conflict through the subconscious. She/they are inspired by the battle humans face as animals, continuously oscillating between logic and sensuality, physicality and thought. Sophie graduated with a first class BSc in Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2019 and spent one year at Loyola, New Orleans, during which she began to explore the world as both a scientist and creative, setting out to create art in and about the city. Much of their work attempts to understand aspects of human nature that are overlooked or under-spoken, with the believe that the shameful, painful aspects of life can perhaps, through acknowledgement, become improved.

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). She has shown works internationally in Lisbon, New Orleans, Birmingham (UK) and Central London.

Art is priced based on the economic and salacious whims of bodies of power and wealth owners of the world. It permeates your home, clothing and belief systems. It exists between spaces both real and imaginary, fictitious and everyday. It removes you from your own senses and can stimulate the adoption of new schema. It is essential, and yet by its decorative, ephemeral nature, appears at first glance to be bewilderingly unnecessary for day to day life.