A Subversive Aesthetic



Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual whose career now spans four decades. Her influence both within and beyond the art community-is attested to by hundreds of publications throughout the world. Her art has been frequently exhibited in the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, a number of the books she has authored have been published in foreign editions, bringing her art and philosophy to thousands of readers worldwide. In the early seventies after a decade of professional art practice, Chicago pioneered Feminist Art and art education through a unique program for women at California State University, Fresno. She then brought her program to the California Institute of the Arts where, with artist Miriam Schapiro, she established the Feminist Art Program. The famous Womanhouse, the first installation demonstrating an openly female point of view in art was produced through this program. The ongoing impact of Womanhouse and of Chicago's work and ideas helped to initiate a worldwide Feminist Art movement.


Through the Flower is a 501-c-3 non-profit arts organization originally chartered in 1978 to support the completion of The Dinner Party, Judy Chicago's monumental, symbolic history of women in Western Civilization. Initially, Through the Flower's goals focused only upon providing a framework for the completion of the project, including acting as fiscal receiver for the fund-raising necessary to finish this work of art.

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