Judy Chicago – Guided by the Goddess


Artwork Description

Judy Chicago – Guided by the Goddess

Dimensions: 30 x 40″ paper
Year: 1985
Medium: serigraph on grey Rives BFK
Edition: 27/100

Judy Chicago’s “Guided by the Goddess” was featured in her landmark “Birth Project” exhibition at the Harwood Art Museum in 2019. It is

This life-giving force inherent in women is the fundamental message of this image. One can also observe the vibrational waves of energy emanating from the body of the woman as she nourishes humanity.

-Tonya Turner Carroll

Judy Chicago’s artworks are found in the permanent collections of the world’s top museums. Gloria Steinem, upon introducing her long time friend as she was being honored by the Hammer Museum, famously said she could define art history as before and after Judy Chicago. There are numerous monographs and books about Judy Chicago, including the most recent monograph published by National Museum of Women in the Arts. Art historians and curators can search the Judy Chicago Portal, which combines her archives at Harvard, Penn State, and National Museum of Women in the Arts.  In 2020 Judy Chicago completed a widely acclaimed collaboration with Dior Couture in Paris, in which her Female Divine monumental sculpture was erected outside the Rodin Museum in Paris and housed her banners posing the question “What if Women Ruled the World?” Read more about why Dior invited her to collaborate with them.

This image by Judy Chicago is part of her Birth Project, a series of works in which Chicago renders the heroic and underrepresented imagery associated with giving birth. This image was included in a major exhibition of her The Birth Project, at the Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico, in 2019.