Building on his heritage and personal experiences, Peskine’s reliefs and photography focus on the complexity of themes impacting people from the African Diaspora. His work is thematically linked to the Black Experience and has been featured in many publications from books, to newspapers—such as the New York Times, Le Monde and Libération. Peskine’s signature works are large-scale mixed media portraits rendered by hammering gold leafed nails of different gauge into treated wooden planks. The use of metal hammered into wood as a primary medium makes conscious reference to the Minkisi power figures of the Congo Basin: spiritually charged objects whose traditional function was to protect and ward off evil spirits. Alexis Peskine holds a BFA from Howard University, Washington, D.C., an MA in Digital Arts from MICA, Baltimore, MD, and when awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship in 2004, he completed a further MFA Degree at MICA. Peskine’s works have been exhibited internationally, most recently at In Their Own Form held at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois, USA.