Bio

Artist Portrait
Petra on the set of The Princess and the Pea by Camden Repertory Theater, her debut set design. Photo by Tyler Burdenski.

Petra Floyd is a first­-generation Liberian-­American multidisciplinary artist from Philadelphia. She uses drawing, sculpture, writing, printmaking, and performance to meditate on Blackness in the United States and other sites of the African diaspora, focusing on reinvention through inherited and appropriated material culture and performance.

Petra received a BA in Studio Art from Swarthmore College in 2012. She has been a  resident artist at 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (2016-2017), a Fob Holder at Second State Press (2016), and a Post-college Apprentice at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (2014).