Influenced by César Chávez and the social ferment of the early 70's, Ms. Baca and a number to predominately Hispanic artists took up where Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros - the three great Mexican muralists of the early 20th century - left off.
From "Where Miles of Murals Preach a People's Gospel"
She has mastered all the technical skills of painting, drawing, creating murals ... Judy Baca has expanded the very definition of art to include using visual expression to build and strengthen community.
CSUN Art History Professor
A natural leader, Baca has claimed space for women of color in both the feminist movement and Chicano art movement since the 1970's.
The McNay Art Museum
For Distinguished Lecture Series
Judy Baca's murals are as much about the process of how they're made as they are about the end results... each begins with the awareness that the land has a memory that must be expressed. ... creating art that is shaped by an interactive relationship among history, people and place that marks the dignity of hidden historical precedence, restores connection and stimulates new relationships into the future.