Time magazine considers her one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2018. A few months shy from turning 80, Judy Chicago is showing us all that she’s still got it.
Chicago is easily one of the most significant artists of modern times. Her work has been essential in creating a space for feminism within the art world and continues to empower women of all walks of life. With another successful headline exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art of Miami now over, Chicago’s career is a testament to her resilience; her success, a reminder of how far we’ve come.
Yet, with the recent opposition faced when Chicago sought to open a museum in Belen, New Mexico, we are reminded that there’s a long way to go. Chicago’s road to self-discovery is paved with confrontations and obstacles that have come to define her identity and work.
Chicago’s biography, Becoming Judy Chicago, offers a detailed account of the artist’s journey through life. Gail Leven, the book’s author, went so far as to conduct nearly 250 interviews to deliver the most minute of details.
A must-read for any Chicago fan, the book is available at various online outlets!