(W/A/CA) Gina Siciliano
Michaelangelo, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt - all larger than life Renaissance figures celebrated for their mastery of their art. But often overlooked in this pantheon of old masters is Artemesia Gentileschi - Italy's greatest female painter. In her debut graphic novel, Gina Sicilano brings to life the tumultuous 17th century cities of Rome, Florence, Naples, and Venice where the fearless Artemesia braved the male dominated sphere of painting to become a groundbreaking artist. I Know What I Am paints a complex, feminist portrait of Artemesia as a single mother, a sexual assault survivor, and a pioneering practitioner of her craft.