Mira (born in the United States, 1950) is an artist and art critic with a unique position on the contemporary art scene. After taking part in the Feminist Art Program at CalArts and the Womanhouse in the early 1970s - one of the most famous artistic projects in the history of feminist art - she decided to focus at the crossroads of language and painting. With the support of her many critical texts, she transformed painting into a feminist medium in its own right. Her work reflects both her theoretical preoccupations and her formalist interests. In her view, visual language is not a means of illustrating political battles, but rather an example of what the female artist's gaze might produce - specifically her own, when she instils a set of intimate narratives in her works.