Who Does She Think She Is?

Who Does She Think She Is?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Artist Maye Torres in her studio

Credit: C. Lewis Studio

The film follows five women artists as they navigate the economic, psychological, and spiritual challenges of making work outside the elite art world.

From Hawaii’s Big Island to the suburbs of Ohio, from New York City to the deserts of New Mexico, we watch as five women artists—ranging in age from 27 to 65—fight to honor their vision and their families every day. Who Does She Think She Is? airs Wednesday, March 16 at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2).

Interviews with experts like Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade), Maura Reilly (Sackler Center for Feminist Art-Brooklyn Museum) and the Guerrilla Girls add a cultural context for these women’s uplifting journeys. It is not accolades they seek; it’s simply the radical opportunity to live whole.