Cartoon for The Fall 1987, sprayed acrylic and oil

Through the Flower 1973, sprayed acrylic
Birth Trinity from the Birth Project, Needlework on mesh canvas

Earth Birth 1983, sprayed versatex and DMC floss

Gunsmoke 1971, Offset lithography

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”.