Judy Chicago is an American feminist Artist known for her large collaborative art installation pieces which examines the role of women in history and culture. She was born in Chicago,Illinois as Judith Cohen, but changed her name after her first husband and father died, choosing to disconnect from the idea of male dominated naming conventions.
By the 1970’s, Chicago coined the term “feminist art” and had found the first art program in the United States. Chicago’s work incorporates skills stereotypically placed upon women artistically, such as needle work, counteracted with stereotypical male skills such as welding and pyrotechnics. c