Gio Black Peter is an artist who, since the late 2000s, has made a name for himself as an underground performance artist, actor, and painter. Often representing members of the queer community and historically underrepresented figures, the artist contextualizes his subjects within present-day issues like the Black Lives Matter movement or censorship discrimination.
Peter is steering the downtown New York art scene back to the unapologetic celebration of life outside the mainstream. In 2019, Peter was an Artist-in-Residence at Tom of Finland Foundation and has participated in Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festivals. Peter lives and works in New York, NY.