Dominique Peysson lives and works in Paris. She is a visual artist, having been a researcher in materials science. She makes installations, videos and performances involving responsive materials to achieve a material interactivity with the public or the environment instead of numeric or electronic interactivity. She has two PhD : one in physics et the other in contemporary art.
She began her professional career as lecturer in physics during three years at the École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielle (ESPCI), having made a post-doc at Cambridge University (England) and a PhD at ESPCI. She then followed the program L3, M1, M2 at Paris 8 University in contemporary art and new media.
She works as a visual artist and supervises students research works in the art-science Reflective Interaction research program at EnsadLab, the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Lab, where she develops projects in connection with physics, chemistry and biology labs. She also organized Art & sciences events.
Her PhD in art concerns emergent materials for contemporary art: « WHAT TOUCHES US, WHAT WE TOUCH: EMERGENT MATERIALS TO THE TEST OF CONTEMPORARY ART. New forms of meetings of sensibility between people and matter". It has been supported on December 10th, 2014 in Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne under the supervision of Olga Kisseleva.