Shani Peters

Shani Peters is an interdisciplinary artist interested in community building, collective action, activism histories, reinterpreted models of record keeping, and popular media subversion. She works in video, collage, printmaking, and participatory projects in order to produce work that represents not just the socio-historical climate of her environment but also the way in which her environment both acts and is acted upon--by the media, by its people, and by various systems (either government or other socially contrived bodies).

Her work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, the Contact Theatre (UK), Rush Arts Gallery, The Savannah College of Art and Design, the Schomburg Center for Black Culture and Research, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Most recently, she has completed residencies with the Laundromat Project (2013); MoCA Detroit; Project Row Houses and the Visual Arts Network (2013); the Bronx Museum of Art’s Artist in the Marketplace program (2013); Art Funkl Scribus Residency for Writers and Digital Media Artists, Manchester, UK (2012); and Lower East Side Print Shop Keyholders Residency, New York, NY (2011). She also works as an educator throughout her Harlem neighborhood, in cooperation with New York Public Schools, Harlem Textile Works, Casita Maria Arts Education Inc., The Laundromat Project, and as a social justice arts education adjunct lecturer at the City College of NY. currently living and working in New York City. She received her B.A. from Michigan State University and her M.F.A. from the City College of New York.