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(b. 1946, Watts, Los Ángeles, California)

Judith F. Baca has been creating public art for four decades.  Her murals are powerful in size and subject matter and bring art to where people live and work. In 1974, Baca founded the City of Los Angeles’ first mural program, that has produced over 400 murals and employed thousands of local participants. It has evolved into the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC). Baca continues to serve as SPARC’S artistic director, focusing her creative energy on the [email protected] Digital/Mural Lab, where she employs digital technology to promote social justice and participatory public-arts projects. Baca is a Professor Emeritus at the University of California Los Angeles, where she was a senior professor in Chicana/o Studies and in the World Art and Cultures Departments from 1980 to 2018. In 2012, the Los Angeles Unified School District named a school after her: the Judith F. Baca Arts Academy, located in her birthplace, Watts. She is also a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship, and over 50 awards from various community groups. Baca’s work is held in many private and public collections, with her mural projects hosted in cities across California and beyond.

Photo by Todd Gray. Image courtesy of the SPARC Archives.

Works in the exhibition | Obras en la exposición

1976
Judith F. Baca

From Las Tres Maria Installation and Performance
Photographer / Fotógrafa Donna Deitch
Each 91.4 x 91.4 cm (36 x 36 in)
Archival digital print | Impresión digital de archivo
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista

1976
Judith F. Baca

From Las Tres Maria Installation and Performance
Photographer / Fotógrafa Donna Deitch
Each 91.4 x 91.4 cm (36 x 36 in)
Archival digital print | Impresión digital de archivo
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista

1976
Judith F. Baca

From Las Tres Maria Installation and Performance
Photographer / Fotógrafa Donna Deitch
Each 91.4 x 91.4 cm (36 x 36 in)
Archival digital print | Impresión digital de archivo
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista

1976
Judith F. Baca

From Las Tres Maria Installation and Performance
Photographer / Fotógrafa Donna Deitch
Each 91.4 x 91.4 cm (36 x 36 in)
Archival digital print | Impresión digital de archivo
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista

1976
Judith F. Baca

From Las Tres Maria Installation and Performance
Photographer / Fotógrafa Donna Deitch
Each 91.4 x 91.4 cm (36 x 36 in)
Archival digital print | Impresión digital de archivo
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista

TASTE, READ, WATCH + LISTEN | SABOREA, LEE, MIRA + ESCUCHA

We asked the artist to share their favourite things | Le pedimos a cada artista que comparta sus cosas favoritas

THERE'S MORE ABOUT Judith! |
THERE'S MORE ABOUT Judith!
| ¡HAY MÁS DE Judith!
¡HAY MÁS DE Judith!