Jessica Ann Peavy is a video and performance artist whose work focuses on the art of storytelling and perceptions of truth. She has exhibited her work across the US and abroad at spaces including Rush Arts, the Kitchen, the Brooklyn Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and Prosjektrom Normanns. Additionally, she was included in the acclaimed exhibition “Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women and the Moving Image Since 1970” at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. 

Peavy has spoken about women and the moving image at the CUNY Graduate Center and CineWomen NY, and participated in Columbia University’s “Conversations Across Cultures” public art conference. She has held residencies at Smack Mellon, Harvestworks, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and she has received grants and awards from Franklin Furnace, the Jerome Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts. Her work has been featured in Time Out New York, the New Yorker, Artforum, and Afterimage.

Recently, Peavy has worked directly with both the Tribeca Film Institute and the Maysles Documentary Center. She completed her BFA degree in Film at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and received an MFA degree from the School of Visual Arts.

Film / Performance Art