Judy Chicago



About Judy Chicago

NameJudy Chicago (Judy Cohen, Judy Cohen Gerowitz)
Birth LocationChicago, IL (US)
MovementFeminist Art
MediaInstallation Art, Textile Art/Fiber Art

Judy Chicago's Biography

Judy Chicago (born Judy Cohen, later Judy Cohen Gerowitz; 1939) is an American artist and pioneer of the Feminist Art movement. She is best known for her installation art, textile art, and fiber art, as well as her seminal work The Dinner Party (1974–79). Chicago's work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, and is held in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the New Museum. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Chicago has been a professor of art at the California Institute of the Arts, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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