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On the Edge Honoree: Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual whose career now spans five decades. In 1974, Chicago turned her attention to the subject of women’s history to create her most well-known work, The Dinner Party. Chicago has remained steadfast in her commitment to the power of art as a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change and to women’s right to engage in the highest level of art production. As a result, she has become a symbol for people everywhere, and her work and life are models for an enlarged definition of art.

In 2018, Chicago was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and a “Most Influential Artist” by Artsy. In 2019, she received the Visionary Woman Award from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She is represented by Salon 94 in New York and Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. Her works are in collections world-wide.

photograph of Judy Chicago
© Donald Woodman/Artists Rights Society, NY