New Oral History: Westbeth Artist Christina Maile

Woman in magenta shirt and blue jeans sitting in artist's studio

We’re honored to share our latest oral history with printmaker, painter, landscape architect and author Christina Maile. Christina has lived at Westbeth for over half a century, and co-founded the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective. Her work has shown at the Brooklyn Museum and International Print Center, and often explores her Trinidadian and Malaysian heritage, landscapes, and gender. In her oral history with Village Preservation, Christina discusses extensively how she came to Westbeth in the early 1970s from Brooklyn by way of Michigan, and how the West Village artists’ complex nurtured her growth as a fine artist.

Christina was part of a recent artists’ panel sponsored by Village Preservation at the Westbeth Gallery Winter Show. 

This latest oral history adds to our collection of over 60, with preservationists like Jane Jacobs and Margot Gayle; merchants like the Strand’s Fred Bass and Romana Raffetto of Raffetto’s; choreographers like Merce Cunningham; activists like CHARAS’s Chino Garcia and Fran Goldin; playwrights like John Guare and Virlana Tkacz; photographers like Marlis Momber; writers like Calvin Trillin and Mimi Sheraton; filmmakers like Jonas Mekas; musicians like David Amram; and performance artists like Penny Arcade.

December 12, 2022