Judy Chicago is an American artist who pioneered feminist art starting in the mid 1970s. Chicago is famous for her artwork exploring the role of women in history and culture. She founded the first Feminist Art Program at Fresno State University in the 70’s. Chicago’s first claim to fame was her artwork titled The Dinner Party (1974-1979), which celebrates important women from history. It is a controversial piece due to her “cunt imagery”, such as the use of vulvar designs on the plates. Chicago has stood firmly behind her dedication “to the power of art as a vehicle for intellectual transformation…and to women’s right to engage in the highest level of art production”.