Petra Floyd

Third-Year MFA Candidate
Black and white photograph of a woman holding a circular saw and smiling at the camera




Petra Floyd is a first­-generation Liberian-­American artist and designer 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. As a designer, Petra accepts invitations from creative communities across disciplines to conjure new social and cultural spaces on stages and screens, in galleries and gymnasiums.

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