To have one’s space is a necessity for an artist, but a luxury for a woman. Virginia Woolf knew this in 1929 writing the essay "A Room of One's Own": "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write.” What kinds of rooms have women artists worked and lived in throughout history? 
This series explores the stories of five women and the wildly different environments in which they’ve made their art. The work was exhibited at the School of Visual Arts Flatiron Gallery space in August 2022 as part of the summer residency program. 
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo spent her final days in the hospital, painting on her plaster corsets.
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo spent her final days in the hospital, painting on her plaster corsets.
Author Maya Angelou who wrote in a rented hotel room, taking breaks by playing solitaire. ⁣
Author Maya Angelou who wrote in a rented hotel room, taking breaks by playing solitaire. ⁣
French-American sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle lived inside the breasts of a large female sculpture she created.
French-American sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle lived inside the breasts of a large female sculpture she created.
American painter Agnes Martin insisted on a clean, quiet studio as a sign of respect for her work.
American painter Agnes Martin insisted on a clean, quiet studio as a sign of respect for her work.
Canadian artist Emily Carr had ropes and pulleys attached to her living room chairs. When she wanted a guest to leave, she’d pull up their chair—simple as that.
Canadian artist Emily Carr had ropes and pulleys attached to her living room chairs. When she wanted a guest to leave, she’d pull up their chair—simple as that.
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