Cornelia Dohse-Peck, a native of Germany, studied art in Stuttgart, Berlin, and in Buffalo, NY, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude (Painting, Art History) from UB. She is an award winning artist. Her mixed media pieces often express social and/or political commentary. Dohse-Peck has had numerous solo shows, has exhibited in national and international group shows, and is featured in private collections, both in the USA and in Germany.

Dohse-Peck completed residencies and workshops in schools, community centers and at Art Park. She has extensive experience as a teaching artist with many sectors of the community and has been very active in Western New York for years. Dohse-Peck enjoys working in collaboration. She also creates site-specific, often large-scale public art; several were funded by public grants in the past. In 2016 Dohse-Peck was chosen as the shoreline artist by the Arts Commission of the City of Buffalo, NY. She created and implemented the mosaics project Peace Walk Discovery Trail on a one mile stretch along the Niagara River (between Broderick Park and Unity Island Park).

Cornelia Dohse-Peck has been featured in print media (including the New York Times), on television and on the radio (including on National Public Radio).