Judy Chicago: ‘I’m an artist and a troublemaker'

Artist and author Judy Chicago has created a mural on the walls of the Grail Silo in Liverpool which responds to the Beatles' song Fixing a Hole

After studying painting and sculpture in the 1970s at the University of California, Los Angeles, Chicago was the first artist to launch a feminist art programme. Her goal has been to create a place for female-centred imagery and to overcome the erasure of women’s achievements in art and society.

Chicago’s most influential work is the iconic installation The Dinner Party (1974–9), which today is a permanent exhibition at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

We recommend

Feminist art

Feminist art is art by artists made consciously in the light of developments in feminist art theory in the early ...