Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual whose career spans over five decades. She is known for her large-scale, collaborative art installation pieces about birth, creation, and the role of women in history and culture. Her influence goes beyond the art community, as evidenced by her inclusion in hundreds of international publications.
A pioneer of feminist art, in 1974 she created her most well-known work, The Dinner Party, produced with the participation of hundreds of volunteers. The historical multimedia installation, a symbolic history of women in Western civilization, has been seen by more than one million viewers during its sixteen exhibitions at venues in six different countries. The piece is now permanently housed in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Chicago is still working and remains active in the public eye.
Her first retrospective will open August 28, 2021, at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. Her latest book The Flowering: The Autobiography of Judy Chicago, with an introduction by 1993 NWHF Inductee Gloria Steinem, will be released in July 2021.