Katarra LaRae Peterson’s Hair Journey

“I began putting hair on the paintings to make a point. Why do you just walk up and have enough agency or entitlement to claim things that are not yours? That was the starting point.”

Katarra’s living room turned studio space
“Hairscape 6”, Kanekalon and mixed media on canvas, 60x54 in, 2019
From Katarra’s “No You Can’t Touch My Hair” series, 12X16" with variable hair, synthetic hair, thread, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2016
From Katarra’s “No You Can’t Touch My Hair” series, 12X16" with variable hair, synthetic hair, thread, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2016
“Supa Woman” from “Melanated Icons”, 13.5x17.25”, limited edition digital prints on Somerset velvet paper
“Afro Hepburn” from “Melanated Icons”, 13.5x17.25", limited edition digital prints on Somerset velvet paper
“Antenna Iverson”, 24x53 in, watercolor on Somerset velvet paper, 2019
“Hairscape 4”. Kanekalon and mixed media on canvas, 59x52", 2019
“Initiation Braid”, Kanekalon and mixed media, 148', variable width, 2019. Over 100 feet of it were live-braided every day during Miami Basel 2018.

Studio, gallery, & nonprofit elevating the work of Black and Brown womxn abstract artists. Instagram: @tesseraartscollective