Lili White made Super 8 films while studying in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’s four-year painting program. When the computer transformed movie making at the end of the 90s, she began using that technology. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania, she has curated shows of experimental media and fine art works; and continues to make studio and moving image work. (See: http://liliwhite.com)
After serving as a Steering Committee member and Public Relations Chairperson for The Armory Show:1990, a 4 day art show of 400 Philadelphia Pennsylvania artists, that netted $20,000 and had an attendance of 20,000; she moved to NYC where she cataloged DCTV’s library.
In 2003 her lecture INVISIBLE ENERGY: ASIAN ART FORM INFLUENCES IN MY WORK was presented at the College Art Association’ conference.In 2007 a fundraiser DVD for the NY Film-Makers Cooperative was successfully produced.In 2012, she was an elected BOARD Member for MILLENNIUM FILM WORKSHOP in NYC and served on the ARCHIVE Committee, which was sold to NYC’s Museum of Modern Art.
After seeing screenings by Victoria Kereszi’s EYE:AM, that featured works by women filmmakers, she realized that shows such as these left the viewer with a different sense of a largely unseen film work. It was one that opened possibilities, not just in the film form, but one that expanded an outlook on the greater world at large, engendering dialogue.
In 2010, she curated and produced the first ANOTHER EXPERIMENT BY WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL, presented at Anthology Film Archives’ in the NEW FILMMAKERS’ WOMEN’S NIGHT. In 2011 the second season premiered at MILLENNIUM FILM WORKSHOP, sponsored by a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant.
Currently, curated screenings of shorts continue to be featured by NEW FILMMAKERS NY 4 or 5 times a year (see the Archive page for past show listings.) Some shows feature Q& A with visiting filmmakers, or a guest curator, like Sasha Water Freyer.
As artists should be paid for their work, now AXW has an online screening site, http://axwonline.com, where shows purchased by the general public can be seen 24/7 for 3 concurrent days. This site also serves as an ARCHIVE of women’s work and screenings can be extended into the greater community, such as libraries.