Meet the artist

Elise Peterson

Reimagines the past

“Through her art, NYC’s Elise Peterson reimagines the past in the context of evolving notions of blackness, intimacy, and cross-generational narratives”

A bit about Elise
Through her art, NYC’s Elise Peterson reimagines the past in the context of evolving notions of blackness, intimacy, and cross-generational narratives. Here, she reclaims mammy, an antiquated archetype assigned to the female Black American experience.