Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago, Through the Flower #3, 1972. Courtesy the artist; Salon 94, New York; and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco. Photo: Donald Woodman/ARS, New York

Judy Chicago, Through the Flower #2, 1972. Courtesy the artist; Salon 94, New York; and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco. Photo: Donald Woodman/ARS, New York

Judy Chicago, Through the Flower #4, 1972. Courtesy the artist; Salon 94, New York; and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco. Photo: Donald Woodman/ARS, New York

Judy Chicago, Through the Flower #3, 1972. Courtesy the artist; Salon 94, New York; and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco. Photo: Donald Woodman/ARS, New York

Judy Chicago (b. 1939, Chicago, USA) lives and works in New Mexico, USA. Chicago is a central figure of the first generation of feminist artists and the founder of the first feminist art programme in the United States. She is known for her large collaborative installation pieces about birth and creation, which examine the role of women in history and culture. Often using traditional crafts such as needlework and china-painting, her large collaborative installation works make a place for female-centred imagery, overcoming the erasure of women’s achievements in art and society. Recent exhibitions include Brooklyn Museum, USA (2018); National Museum of Women in the Arts, USA (2017-2018); Tate Liverpool, UK (2017); and CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2016).