Judy Chicago

Purple Atmosphere #4, 1969 by Judy Chicago

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Judy Chicago is an influential American artist and writer with a career spanning over five decades. A pioneer of Feminist Art having coined the term in the early 1970s, she is best known for her controversial piece The Dinner Party, a large installation built in collaboration with a team of volunteers over a period of six years. 

Chicago’s work foregrounds a collective responsibility to examine the censorship of women’s history, articulated through a range of mediums, from a painterly spectral colour palette to high-tech fabrication and craftsmanship.

Alongside extensive international exhibitions she has authored numerous publications, and in early 2014 a series of exhibitions and events was held across America in honour of her 75th birthday.