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University of California, Los Angeles
Full Professor VII, Faculty Member, Cesar E. Chavez Center, 1996 – present
World Arts & Culture Department, 2002 – present
Vice-Chair, Cesar E. Chavez Center, 1996 – 1998

California State University, Monterey Bay
Full Professor, and one of 13 Founding/Planner Faculty Members, 1994-1996
Designed and provided oversight for conversion of Military Tank Buildings into mural studios.
Developed the Visual and Public Art Program currently implemented at CSUMB, 1994

University of California, Irvine
Professor Studio Arts Department, 1981-1994

Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
Artistic Director, 1981-present Artistic Director/Initiator of Neighborhood Pride Great Walls Unlimited Mural Program, 1988 – 2003 Model citywide program for integrating 95 artists and the community; responsible for the production of over 105 murals citywide. Three Year Mural Training Program : Fipse Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education/ U.S. Department of Education, 1984-1987 (Conducted with 5 art schools and universities at SPARC) Muralist/Director “Great Wall of Los Angeles`” summers of 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1/2 Mile long mural Developed participatory public monument and public education project on ethnic history of the United States focusing on California, incorporating over 400 youth, 100 scholars, and 100 artist assistants. Founder/Executive Director of SPARC, a leading Los Angeles community based arts organization since 1976


Mario F. Vasquez, Cinco de Mayo Leadership Award, May 2012
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFLCIO
Recognized for exceptional leadership skills that encourage future generations of Latino labor activists.
Los Angeles C.A.

Urban Legend Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, April 2012
LA Mart Design Center, Source Galleries
Los Angeles C.A.

AAHHE (American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education), March 2011
Outstanding Latino/a forthcoming Award Ceremony
Cultural Award in the Fine and Performing Arts.
SanAntonio, T.X.

National Award in Public Art, June 2010
presented by Americans for the Arts and the Public Art Network.
Baltimore Washington

InnerCity Struggle “Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez Activist Scholar Award”, October 2009
6th Annual Awards Dinner and Celebration “15 Years of Community Organizing in the Eastside.”
The Center at Cathedral Plaza in Downtown
Los Angeles, CA

Judy Chicago’s “Through the Flower” Feminist Pioneer Award, September, 2009
Recognized for contributions to feminist art movement. Through the Flower is one of the ten Founding Program Partners of The Feminist Art Project housed at Rutgers University
Albuquerque, N.M.

Champions of Change Award, May 2009
Corky Gonzalez’s Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios
Denver, CO

White House Visit, May 2009
Invited to the White House for Arts, Community, Social Justice and National Recovery Briefing
Washington D.C.

CA Senator Jenny Oropeza Selection for Artist of Distinction Award, April 2009
Sacramento, CA

UCLA Chancellor Visit, March 2009
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block visit to the UCLA/SPARC Cesar Chavez Digital Mural Lab
Venice, CA

Self Help Graphics Master Artist Series, 2008
“Absolutely Chicana” Print Series produced by Judith F. Baca.
Los Angeles, CA

Cesar E. Chavez Monument “Arch of Dignity, Equality and Justice,” September 2008
Monument dedication of San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

Walt Disney Concert Hall – Mexico City’s Philharmonic Orchestra, 2008
Designed the visual presentation for Disney Hall on Los Angeles Murals and America Tropical and Collaborated with two UCLA Professors: Jose Luis Valenzuela for the premiere of composer UCLA Prof. Steve Loza’s piece inspired by David Alfaro Siqueiros “America Tropical.”
Los Angeles, CA

UCLA Latino Alumni Association “Madrina Award,” October 2007
Los Angeles, CA

The Brian P. Copenhaver Award, Innovation in Teaching with Technology, May 2007
College of Letters and Science, UCLA

Distinguished Alumni Awards, May 2007
California State University, Northridge Alumni Association

KCET “Women’s History Month,” March 23, 2006
Los Angeles, CA Awarded the 2006 Local Hero of the Year.

Commission for Arts and Culture, Winter 2004
San Diego, CA
Finalist, Martin Luther King Monument
Hispanic Business Magazine, October 2005 Issue
Featured as one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics”

City of Baldwin Park, May-July 2005
Victory for the retention of the 13 year old Baldwin Park Monument, attacked by Save Our State. City council proclamation for retention of the monument.

Antioch University, 2004
Los Angeles, CA
Scholarship established with Antioch University in honor of Judith F. Baca.

Featured in May 24th issue of People Magazine, 2004
“Back to the Wall, Artist Judith F. Baca“

San Jose State University, 2003
San Jose, California
Winner of the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Art Project

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2003
New York, New York
Fellowship Term, September 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004

Medal of Honor given by Veteran Feminists of America, 2003
New York, New York
Honored for work to advance feminist ideals as a pioneering women artist between 1966-1980. Additionally included in invitational exhibit of honorary artists at The National Arts Club.

Latino Museum of Art, 2003
Los Angeles, California
Major artwork acquisition for the museum’s permanent collection of Latino art.

Recognition for “Hijas de Juarez” Exhibition, 2002
Certificate of Recognition presented by Nick Pacheco, Councilmember 14th Dist., L.A., CA.

Certificate of Commendation, 2002
Presented by Alex Padilla, Councilmember 7th District, Los Angeles, CA., upon being honored as Community Public Art Director at the SPARC dedication ceremony.

Commission on the Status of Women, 2002
Award recipient of the County of Santa Clara’s Commission on the Status of Women’s Award for Outstanding Female Role Model for 2002, given each year to women making a positive difference in the quality of life for many.

Hispanic Heritage Award as Educator of the Year, 2001
Hispanic Heritage Foundation: Award recipient at nationally televised ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Nominated by the National Association of Latino Elected Officials and elected by national Latino organizations through a national election.

Liberty Hill Foundation, 2001
Creative Vision Award recipient at annual Upton Sinclair Dinner in Los Angeles, CA.
Additional recipients included Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon.

Certificate of Tribute, 2001
Presented by Alex Padilla, Councilmember 7th District, Los Angeles, CA, upon receiving the Creative Vision Award at the Annual Upton Sinclair Dinner Anniversary Celebration.

First Lady Luncheon, 2001
Invited by First Lady Laura Bush to White House luncheon on the occasion of the visit of First Lady Marta Fox to view the Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Chicago, IL.

Precita Eyes Muralists Assoc., Inc., 2001
Awarded the Master Muralist Award at 11th Annual SF/Bay Area Mural Awareness Month Awards, selected by community muralists of the San Francisco area.

California Community Foundation, 2001
Selected as one of 85 Unsung Heroes of nonprofit community and featured in the Foundation’s annual report.

Women’s Museum, 2000
Honored in “Unforgettable Women” exhibition in museum in association with the Smithsonian Institute along with Dolores Huerta and others.

National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, 1998
Major artwork acquisition: “Las Tres Marias” by museum for a national traveling exhibition and for the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

Women’s Caucus for Art, 1998
Recipient of the Influential Woman Artist Award, awarded at Annual National Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

Mount St. Mary’s College, 1998
Recipient of 3rd Annual Cultural Fluency Award.

National Hispanic Magazine, 1997
Lifetime Achievement Award.Bilingual Foundation for the Arts, 1997
Artist of the Year “Annual Angel Award.”

Certificates of Appreciation, 1996
Awarded by City Council member Ruth Galanter and California State Senator Ralph C. Dills in honor of the Social and Public Art Resource Center’s 20th year.

Women for Success Award, 1996
Awarded by Hispanic Women’s Council Incorporated

Los Angeles Business Council Design Award, 1995
Awarded for the Baldwin Park Commuter Rail Design.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, 1994
Certificate of Recognition awarded for outstanding efforts toward the enrichment of the Orange County Hispanic Community.

Governor Pete Wilson, 1993
Letter of Recognition.

California State Senate, 1993
Certificate of Recognition awarded for Outstanding Contributions to the Latino Community.

California Legislature Assembly, 1993
Certificate of Recognition.

Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan, 1993
Letter of Recognition.

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Hernandez, 1993
Certificate of Commendation.

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1993
Certificate of Commendation awarded in recognition of dedicated services to the community.

County of Orange Supervisors, 1993
Certificate of Recognition.

Northern Trust Bank, 1993
Hispanic Excellence Award.

National Association of Chicano Studies, 1993
Certificate of Distinguished Recognition.

Hispanic Business Magazine, 1991
Awarded “One of Americas 100 Most Influential Hispanics.”

Mexican American Bar Association, 1990
Recognition for Achievement in the Arts.

Korean Daily News, 1990
Certificate of Appreciation for work within the Korean Community.

Educator of the Year, 1988
Awarded by the National Association of Art Educators.
Outstanding Latina Visual Artist, 1987
Awarded by the Commission Feminil de Los Angeles.

Certificate of Appreciation, 1987
Awarded by Los Angeles County Supervisor Edmund Edelman.

Award of Appreciation, 1987
Awarded by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission.

Presidential Award for Private Sector Initiative, 1987
Awarded by Ronald Reagan to sponsors & participants of “The Street Speaks” mural in SkidRow.

Mayor’s Certificate of Appreciation, 1987
Awarded by Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles.

Outstanding Woman of Color Award, 1987
Awarded by National Association of Women of Color, Washington, D.C.

Arts Award Hispanic Women, 1986
Awarded by the City of San Francisco.

Labor Award of Honor for Community Service in the Arts, 1986
Awarded by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.

Hispanic Recognition Award in Visual Arts, 1983
Awarded by Los Angeles Recognition Committee.

Certificate of Dedicated Service, 1980
Awarded by Councilman Ernani Bernardi and the City of Los Angeles.

Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Aesthetic and Social Achievement, 1980
Awarded by Colonel Gwynn Teague, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

Woman’s Achievement Award, 1979
East Los Angeles Community Union Commendation, Commendation by Mayor Tom Bradley, Senator Alan Sieroty, Senator S.I. Hayakawa. Certificate of Recognition from Assemblymen Paul Priolo, and Lou Consanovich.

Achievement Award, 1978
Awarded by Assemblymen Richard Alatorre and Art Torres.

Commendation, 1978
Awarded by Mayor Tom Bradley of the City of Los Angeles.

Certificate of Achievement, 1978
Awarded by Los Angeles County Supervisors Mike Antonovitch and Ed Edelman.

Mayor’s Award for Personal Achievement, 1978
Awarded by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley

AWARDED COMMISSIONS: (Works in Progress)

2010 Richmond, CA Digital Mural Project – “The Extraordinary Ordinary People”

Design of a 60ft Digital Mural for Richmond Civic Center.

2005 The Dr. Martin Luther King Monument for the City of San Diego
350ft monument consisting of 3 Laser cut steel mural 35ft x30ft each with garden commemorating the achievement of Dr. King.
Awarded through a competitive process December 2005.

1986 – present “World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear”
Internationally traveling installation mural, comprised of eight 10 ft. x 30 ft. portable mural panels on canvas. Highlighted previous exhibition sites include the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., Joensuu, Finland and Gorky Park in Moscow, Russia. The theme of this piece explores the material and spiritual transformation of a society toward peace. As the World Wall travels, a new panel is added by a native artist from each country the installation visits. The most recent additions to the World Wall include a panel completed by an Israeli-Palestinian team at California State University Monterey Bay in April of 1998 and a panel by the Mexican team in 2002.

1976 – present “The Great Wall of Los Angeles” Restoration and Extension of the “Green Bridge” An interpretive bridge for the Great Wall of Los Angeles.
Located in the Tujunga Wash flood control channel of the LA County Flood Control District in the San Fernando Valley, the “Great Wall,” painted with acrylic paint on cast concrete, stretches 13 ft. high and 2,400 ft. long on the interior of the channel. This mural, already the longest in the world and still growing, is a narrative depicting California’s multicultural history from prehistoric times through the 1950’s, where it now ends. A participatory process directed by Judith F. Baca and involving over 400 youth, 100 scholars and 40 assisting artists on the long mural. Research and design for the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s sections are in progress on a virtual internet site and UCLA’s ATS Visualization Portal. Proposed designs for the Great Wall extensions are in progress with scholars, UCLA students and community members, and are placed on the site for public review. Consolidation and aesthetic recovery carried out with artist team led by Judith F. Baca summer 2005. Sponsored by the City, County, State and Federal Government, as well as the Jewish Community Foundation, California Council on Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Animating Democracy: The FORD Foundation Rockefeller PACT Fund and other individual and corporate donors.

2004 Bank of America, Bell Gardens Digital Mural Project

2003 East LA Civic Center and Rose Garden
Selected artist for an Abuelitas rose garden for the new East Los Angeles Civic Center. The rose garden design, entitled “El Jardin de Flor y Canto,” is planned alongside a lake and walkways, in the new Civic Center with proposed ceramic birdhouses and “dichos” (Mexican proverbs) throughout the garden.

2003 Avenida Cesar Chavez Beautification Project
Located in the heart of East Los Angeles, the new street scape project will integrate Prof. Baca’s artworks creatively with the revitalization project providing maximum visual beautification along the corridor on Cesar Chavez Avenue between Ford Boulevard and Mednik Avenue in the unincorporated area of East Los Angeles County. The project includes streetscape changes, pedestrian refuge areas, mosaic treatments, language and mural treatments.


2012 Miguel Contreras Learning Complex- “Gente del Maiz”
18ft x 33ft Digital Mural sponsored by the Miguel Contreras Foundation, will be installed in a cafeteria centrally located on the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex grounds. Directed by Judy Baca and SPARC at the request of Maria Elena Durazo, of the AFL-CIO in collaboration with the UCLA Labor Center, Professors Kent Wong and Janna Shaddock Hernandez, the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex (MCLC) High School Students. The UCLA students’ assignment was to create a mural in a 20 week period that commemorates the legacy of labor leader Miguel Contreras while visually representing the issues affecting the students of the Center, who come from the local area.

2011 Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural: complete restoration summer 2011

2006-10 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Ambassador Hotel Commission
“Tiny Ripples of Hope,” & “Seeing Through Others Eyes,” Two 12’x55’ mural on metallic substrate for the New Robert F. Kennedy Learning Center Library at the Ambassador Hotel, located on Wilshire Blvd at mid-city, now converted into the new RFK LEARNING CENTER for K-12. The school’s media center, formerly the ballroom, is the sight of Judy Baca’s latest work: a two-mural memorial to RFK, a Senator who was revered as a leader of the ideals of hope and compassion and an advocate for the equality of all people. Commissioned by Kennedy Commission and LAUSD.

2010 Ataco, El Salvador – Invited by the US Embassy to serve as a cultural ambassador
and bring members of the SPARC Team to help produce murals in the town of Ataco.

2007 Completed 2009, Dallas Latino Cultural Center, Mural Commission
“Danza de La Tierra” 10’ x 15’ Acrylic on canvas, Dallas, Texas.

2004-08 The Cesar Chavez Monument Plaza at San Jose State University
Unveiling and Dedication September 2008
25ft Arch containing six digital murals, plaza with mosaic tiles, and six ‘metate’ benches. Began production in 2005. Sponsored by San Jose State University Art Committee.

2005-06 Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural restoration summer 2005 and 2006

2004 50th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Digital Mural
Produced in 4 cities; To be installed at schools in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington D.C.

2003 San Jose State University, Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Art Project.
Selected as finalist for production of a Cesar Chavez memorial monument.

2003-04 Hitting the Wall: Women in the Marathon /Restoration
100Ft x 25ft work originally commissioned by the Olympic Organizing Committee for the 110 freeway 4th street exit during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Selected by a committee of artists and public art specialists for preservation, Spring 2005. Five-month recovery led by Judith F. Baca and artist team.

2003 Central American Resource Center (CARECEN): “Migration of the Golden People”
Digital Mural 37ft x 14ft digital mural on the migration of Central Americans to Los Angeles’ Pico Union district located at CARECEN on Hoover and 7th St. Created as one of the final Neighborhood Pride Murals in collaboration with SPARC and participants from the Central American community including youth, scholars, and their families.

2001 – 2003 Digital Tile murals on the Venice Boardwalk
Commissioned by the Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk Renovation Project and the City of Los Angeles to design and create15 memorial podiums on the history of the region’s murals. Also designed and installed fence treatments along the 750 ft. expanse of Venice Boardwalk, which incorporated the 15 tile murals. The completed public artwork is intended as a self- guided walking tour of the existing and disappearing murals in Venice.

2002 Durango Mural Project: “Recollections”
20ft x 30 ft Commissioned by the Latino Education Project for the City of Durango Fine Arts Center, this innovative public art project was the first mural design developed with community by means of the Internet in new processes developed in the Digital Mural Lab. Artist worked with Southern Ute and Chicano Youth of Durango Colorado to create the mural.

2000 “La Memoria De Nuestra Tierra: Colorado” (The Memory of Our Land)
10ft x 55ft Hand painted and digitally generated mural on aluminum substrate. Situated in Denver International Airport’s central terminal, “The Memory of Our Land” explores Chicano/Mexicano history of the southwest, in particular the passage through El Paso, the “Ellis Island” of the Southwest, of the artist’s grandparents in the 1919-23 Mexican migration north to Colorado.

1999 L.A. Opera Project: “Corazon”
Commission to produce a backdrop for the Los Angeles Opera productions for Los Angeles city school performances.

1998 “Local 11”
31ft x 29ft digital mural on vinyl. Located on the exterior of the Local 11 Chapter Building, the mural represents the union’s members who have dedicated their lives to making the Los Angeles hotel industry successful. The mural showcases chefs, bellmen, washers and waiters, in their working environment, while simultaneously relating their presence and labor to the Los Angeles landscape.

1997 Center Theater Group: Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theater
30th Anniversary Commemoration Murals. Two digital murals 7ft x 70ft each for Grand and Temple headquarters building. Commissioned to redesign the facade of the Mark Taper including, mural, text and building color treatments.

1996 “La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra: California”
10ft x 30ft acrylic on canvas maroflouge application at the University of Southern California for the Norman Topping Student Center. Depicts the history of Chicanos in California.

1995 “Make a You Turn”
12ft x 25ft Department of Health Services project Murals Against Tobacco Project Ten selected high school art contest winners were selected to work with Professor Baca to design and develop a message to Los Angeles youth against drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Reproduced on billboards citywide.

1994 “Raspados Mojados”
Mixed media on a street vendor cart. Utilizing the street vendor cart as a medium, the work addresses current immigration issues and the misrepresentation of people of Mexican descent living in the United States. This work was featured in the “Urban Revision: Current Project for the Public Realm” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, 1994.

1993 “Pancho Trinity”
Three 36” x 26” x 18” acrylic paint and mixed media on urethane-coated styrofoam sculptures representing the Chicano experience of family, land and afterlife. The works are based on the kitch border ceramic image of the sleeping “Pancho.”

1994 “Danzas Indigenas” (Indigenous Dances)
Artist/designer for the Baldwin Park Metro Rail Station at the Civic Center, City of Baldwin Park, California. The three-dimensional design includes a 400-foot train platform floor design, 25-foot arch, bench designs and kiosk shelters for commuters. Also included are floor designs with brass lettering in five languages. The design is a tribute to the indigenous people of San Gabriel. Collaborating architectural firm, Segal and Diamond.

1993 “Ofrenda to the Domestic Worker” (Homenaje a la Trabajadora Domestica)
14ft high x 6ft wide, acrylic and mixed media. This altar serves as an homage to the domestic worker of Los Angeles, and their representation as a drain on the California economy. Commissioned by the Latino Lab of the Mark Taper Forum for the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration.

1992 “From Pieces of Stardust”
8ft x 50ft mural, acrylic on canvas, maroflouge application for the 15th floor lobby of the new Southern California Gas Company building located in downtown Los Angeles. This mural depicts the formation of the universe, the discovery of natural gas, its history in the Southern California area, and energy issues of the future.

1990 “Guadalupe Mural Project”
A four panel mural 9ft x 9ft each on the history and future of Guadalupe, California. Commissioned by County of Santa Barbara Arts Commission and developed with local participants of the farm working town of Guadalupe, California. Located in Guadalupe City Hall.

1992 “The Gift of Creativity”
8ft x 16ft Acrylic on wood panels. Permanent installation in Los Angeles County USC Women’s Hospital. Seeking to inspire Latino youth to explore the arts, the mural is designed incorporating children’s paintings. Sponsored by Proctor and Gamble.

1986 “The Street Speaks”
Two 18ft x 50ft murals. Acrylic on wood panels. Portable murals located on Skid Row in Los Angeles. The two murals on homelessness; include a map to food, shelter and medical care within walking distance of the mural. Sponsored by the Corporate Volunteer Corps, Las Familias de Pueblo and RKO.

1985 “Be Skeptical of the Spectacle” and “Respect your Perspective”
Two 9ft x 25ft billboards installed temporarily on Venice Boulevard’s median strip in Venice Beach, California. Warns the viewer of media propaganda and reinforces independent thinking. Sponsored by Pacific Outdoor Advertising Company.

1984 “Hitting the Wall: Women in the Marathon”
20ft x 100ft mural. Acrylic on cast concrete. Located at the 4th Street off-ramp of the Harbor Freeway in Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympics.

1981 “History of Unitarianism”
20ft x 30ft. Acyrlic on cement. A vaulted ceiling entrance located at the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles. Sponsored by the First Unitarian Church.

1981 “When God was a Woman”
8ft x 14ft acrylic on wood. A portable mural panel exploring the female gods of the “Third World.” Currenty on long term display at SPARC.

1979 “Uprising of the Mujeres”
8ft x 24ft. acrylic on wood. A portable mural exploring the empowerment and leadership of women. Exhibited at Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, the Hollywood Bowl, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Arizona, Montgomery Gallery Claremont and other sites. Currently on long term display at SPARC. Sponsored by the California Arts Council.

1977 “History of Highland Park”
25ft x 200ft. acrylic on cement. Mural located on the Highland Park Pacific Telephone Building. Sponsored by Pacific Bell.

1976 “Las Tres Marias”
Used originally as a performance piece in 1976, each of the three panels is 68”x16” and 2.5” deep, with a red velvet exterior “tuck and rolled” to resemble a low rider car. The center panel, a mirror, creates an optical illusion placing the viewer between two images; the 1940’s “pachuca” and the “chola “of the 1970’s. First exhibited in 1976 at the Women’s Building, then exhibited in the winter of 1990 at UCLA’s Wight Art Gallery, “CARA: Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation.” In 1998, “Las Tres Marias” was added to the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art. Currently it is being featured in the internationally traveling exhibit “Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” 9/00 – 01/03.

1975 “Evolution of a Gang Member”
8ft x 186ft. Acrylic on cement. Mural located at Sunset Boulevard and Coronado Street in Echo Park. Sponsored by the Citywide Mural Program, City of Los Angeles.

1975 “Food”
8ft x 50ft. acrylic on cement Located at Plummer Street Children’s School in San Fernando. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Board of Education.

1974 “Local History”
8ft x 400ft. Acrylic on cement Located at the Little Sisters of the Poor Convalescent Home. Sponsored by the Model Cities Program, City of Los Angeles.

1974 “Female Dragon”
8ft x 12ft. Acrylic on cement. Located at the Frontera State Penitentiary Library for Women. Sponsored by California Institute for Women and painted during the course of a six-month workshop conducted for women prisoners.

1973 “Medusa Head”
36ft x 36ft. Acrylic on wooden doors and cement. Located at the Wabash Recreation Center Boyle Heights. Sponsored by the local community and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

1972 “History of Venice”
Thirty-six panels, 15 ft. x 9 ft., and two panels, 30 ft. x 60 ft.. Sponsored by the Venice Community and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

1971 “Untitled”
Four panels, 8ft x 9ft. Acrylic on wooden panels. Costello Recreation Center East Los Angeles. Sponsored by the East Los Angeles local community and Summer Programs, City of Los Angeles.

1970 “Mi Abuelita”
20 ft. x 35 ft. Acrylic on cement. Located in Hollenbeck Park band shell. Sponsored by the local community and Summer Programs, City of Los Angeles.

1969 “Untitled”
5 ft. x 35 ft. Interior walls of the Art department. Located at Alemany High School, San Fernando, California. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

EXHIBITIONS: (Group Shows)

May 3 – July 27, 2012, Vincent Price Art Museum’s Community Gallery at East Los Angeles Community College (ELAC)
re:present L.A.
Curated by the graduate students of CGU’s Arts Management, Cultural Studies, and Public Policy programs.

April 27 – May 26, 2012, LA Mart and Design Center
Urban Legends’ 45 Years of Public Art Around the World
Presented by The Estria Foundation, LA Art Machine, Do Art Foundation, SPARC and MCLA.

January 22 – May 20, 2012, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
LA RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980: From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy
(Getty Foundation’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945 – 1980)

March 9th, 2012, Presented by SPARC, MCLA and La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Transforming Public Art: Chicano Murals in the ‘80s

December 15, 2011 – January 31, 2012, La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes, Los Angeles CA
Lasting Legacies – Chicano/a Artes during the 60’s and 70’s

October 16, 2011 – February 26, 2012, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement (Getty Foundation’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945 – 1980)

October 1, 2011 – February 13, 2012, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Under The Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981

September 22, 2011 – December 9, 2011, UCLA Chicano Research Center Library, Los Angeles, CA
Chican@s Collect: The Duron Family Collection

September 10, 2011 – October 2, 2011, Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park, CA
Los Vets: a Tribute

September 9, 2011 – January 1, 2012, Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA
Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960’s and Beyond

October 31, 2011 – January 31, 2011, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Artist’s Museum
Curated by Jeffrey Deitch & Rebecca Morse

September 24, 2009 – January 9, 2010, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA
Siqueiros in Los Angeles: Censorship Defied

June 2009 – September 2010, California State Capitol, Sacramento, CA
State Senate 9th Annual Contemporary CA Art Collection
Exhibit at the California State Capitol, selected by CA Senator Jenny Oropeza as distinguished artist.

October 4, 2008 – January 18, 2009, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, 1965-1980.

March 2 – August 4, 2008, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Making It Together: Women’s Collaborative Art and Community.
“Making It Together” is an instructive supplement to “WACK!

February-June 2008, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, 1965-1980.

September 16 – December 2007, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, 1965-1980.

April 5 – May 20, 2007, Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Orange County, CA
Echoes: Women Inspired by Nature

March 4, 2007 – July 30, 2007, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, 1965-1980.

Feb 25, 2007-April 15, 2007, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, CA
Multi-Vantage Points, Southern CA Women Artists 1980-2006.
LA Woman’s Art Caucus and the National Museum in Washington.

October 6 – Oct. 15, 2006, Museo de la Ciudad, Mexico City, Mexico
World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear
Premiered in Mexico at the Sixth Annual Mexico City Book Fair

Sept. 16th – November 26th, 2006, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, CA

Dec. 15, 2005-Jan. 27, 2006, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries, New Jersey
How American Women Invented Post-Modernism: 1970-1975
EXTENDED to end of 2007

Aug. 2005- Sept. 2005, SPARC Gallery, Venice Centennial Celebration, Venice, CA
Divas of Venice

September 28, 2005 -June 2006, The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts, Sacramento, CA
Latinas Spirit of California Museum
EXTENDED to January 2007

2004, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service, USA
Latino/as of Achievement
Featured as one of twenty-five Latino/as of Achievement, this show will travel nationally with
a publication and book.

June 26 – September 30, 2004, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
The World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear
300ft. Traveling Installation Mural

June 26 – August 28, 2004, Ice House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
The World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear
300ft. Traveling Installation Mural

May 20- June 4, 2004, SPARC Gallery, Venice, CA
The World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear
Mexican and Israeli-Palestinian mural panels on exhibit at SPARC.

May 15, 2004 – June19, 2004, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

October 2003, LA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA
The Road to Aztlan: A Chicano Art Retrospective

November 2003, National Arts Club, New York City, NY
A Salute to Feminists in the Arts
Exhibition Catalogue

July 9 – August 29, 2003, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
Light Among Shadows: A Celebration of Orlando Letelier, Ronni Kappen Moffit and Heroes of the Human Rights Movement

November – February 2002, Social and Public Art Resource Center, Venice, CA
Hijas de Juarez

June 1 – November 3, 2002, San Jose Museum, San Jose, CA
Traveling Exhibition with Catalogue

December 2001, San Antonio, TX
Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge and Chicano Now

November 2001, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Pictorial Currents in Contemporary Southern California Arts

October 13-November 30, 2001, Social and Public Resource Center, Venice, CA
Other Footprints to Aztlan: Works from the Collection of Mary and Armando Durón
Exhibition Catalogue

March- June 2001, Arte Americas, Fresno, CA
Hecho En Califas: The last Decade 1990-1999

March 2001, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
I-5 California: Four Decades of Contemporary Art

June 16, 2000 – January 5, 2003, Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.
Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Touring Exhibition, Exhibition Catalogue

December 8, 2000 – February 11, 2001, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Pictorial Currents in Contemporary Southern
California Art

Fall 2000, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA
Chicano Art: East of the River
Exhibition Catalogue

October 2000, LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Made in California: Art, Image and Identity 1900-2000

September 2000, The Women’s Museum, Dallas, TX
Unforgettable Women

August 2000, Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Contemporary Latino Masters

June 16, 2000 – January 5, 2003, Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.
Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Touring Exhibition, Exhibition Catalogue

June 2000, Social and Public Art Resource Center, Venice, CA
Luis Carlos Bernal Fundraiser Art Sale

May 21, 2000, Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
Benefit for the Venice Family Clinic

January 2000 – July 2001, Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles, CA
Hecho en Califas: The Last Decade
Traveling Exhibition with Catalogue

October –December 1999, SPARC Gallery, Venice, CA
Shadow Graffiti Altars: The Last Chicano Altar Show

September 9 – 26, 1999, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
California Blend: Tradition and Change

April 26 – August 13, 1999, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
In Your Space

1998, Museo de las Americas, Denver, CO
Conquest & Consequences

1998, The Gene Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Culture Cultura

November 1997, Cerritos Community College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA
Borderlines: Significant Departures

November 1997, Cerritos Community College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA
Chicano/a Artists Group Exhibition

October 1997, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art at California Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
Elusive Pardise: Los Angeles Artists from the Permanent Collection

September 1997, January 1998, Social and Public Art Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA
Borders, Barriers, and Beaners: Attacking the Myths

December 1996 – March 1997, Social and Public Art Resource Center, Venice, CA

August- September 1996, SPARC Gallery, Venice, CA
Witnesses to the History of Los Angeles
A student-produced public art project by the UCLA/Cesar Chavez Center Mural Digital Lab @
SPARC, conducted by Professor Judith F. Baca.

Winter 1995, Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford, CT
The 1990’s Collection

October – December 1995, Montgomery Gallery, Claremont, CA
Imaging Labor: Work and Women

Fall 1995, The Galeria de La Raza, San Francisco, CA
Commemorating 25th Anniversary

March – May 1995, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meaning
Traveling Exhibition with Catalogue

January – March 1995, Museo del Barrio, New York City, NY
Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meaning
Traveling Exhibition

September – November 1994, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meaning
Traveling Exhibition

August-October 1994, Sangre De Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Puebla, CO
Chicana Art Exhibition

July – August 1994, 7th Market Place, Citicorp Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles: Mural Capital of the World

May – July 1994, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Urban Revisions: Current Projects for the Public Realm
Saber es Poder: Interventions- ADOBE LA
Exhibition Catalogue

May – July 1994, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meaning

April 1994, University Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield, CA
Women Sculptors: Public and Private Spaces

April 1994, University Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA
Faculty/Staff: New Works

March 1994, CU Art Galleries, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
The Lure of the Local

February – March 1994, Museo Regional de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meaning

November 1993 – January 1994, Museo de Art Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meaning

November 1993, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA
Espectro de Chicano

October 1993, Center Theater Group/Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA
Dia de los Muertos: Procession & Celebration and Homenage a La Trabajadora Domestica
15 foot altar installation

October 1993, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX
Las Mujeres Hablan

September 1993, Galeria Las Americas, Los Angeles, CA
Cerritos College Multicultural Festival

August – September 1993, Social and Public Art Resource Center, Venice, CA
El Nopal Press: A Portfolio

November 1993 – January 1994, Museo de Art Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meaning

June – September 1993, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, IL
Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meaning

June 1993, Jansen-Perez Gallery, Austin, TX
Then and Now: Chicano Art after CARA I

February 1993, Galeria Otra Vez, Los Angeles, CA
Latinas: Power and Strength

February 1993, La Pena Valentine’s Day Exhibition, Austin, TX
Toma Mi Corazon: La Pena takes art to heart

January 1993, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Six Los Angeles Muralists

September 1992 – January 1993, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
Los Guardianes: Land, Spirit, and Culture
Curator and Author of Exhibition Brochure

September 1992, Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, California State Poly University, Pomona, CA
Vantage Points: Redefining Power-On Our Own Terms

August 1992, University Gallery, California State University, Northridge, CA
Communities: The Feminist Art of Community Building
Exhibition Catalogue

January 1992, University Gallery, Boulder, CO
20th Anniversary of the Visiting Artists Program

October 1991, Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA
Las Adelitas

October – December 1991, Social and Public Art Resource Center, Venice, CA
Encuentro: Invasion of the Americas and the Making of the Mestizo

1990, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Body/Culture: Chicano Figuration
Exhibition Catalogue

1990, Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation (CARA)
National Committee, Curator and Artist
Exhibition Catalogue

1989, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Fear of Others/La Peur Des Autres Art Against Racism

1989, California State Polytechnic University, University Art Gallery, Pomona, CA
Contemporary Latin American Artists

1989, Social and Public Art Resource Center, Venice, CA
Errata: Not Included

1988, Euphrate Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
Genre: Sort Of

1988, University of California, Irvine, CA
Diversity in Presence Group show
17 women faculty members from UCLA and UC Irvine

1987, Fresno Arts Center and Museum, Fresno, CA
Present Perspectives: 1975-1985

1987, The Woman’s Building Gallery and SPARC Indoor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Broken Heart Art

1987, 911 Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art for Change Photographic Exhibit of the Street Speaks
Mural Installation

1986, Inter Hispanic American Arts Center, New York, NY
Chicano Expressions
Curator and Artist. Exhibition Catalogue

1986, UC Irvine Fine Arts Gallery, Irvine, CA
Faculty Art Show

1985, The Woman’s Building Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Artist as Shaman

1985, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA
Made in Aztlán
Exhibition Catalogue

1985, Galeria de la Raza/Studio 24, San Francisco, CA
Woman by Woman

1984 – 1985, Los Angeles Bridge Gallery, City Hall, Los Angeles, CA
On the Wall: A 10 Year Celebration of Los Angeles Murals Programs

1984, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Social Works
Exhibition Catalogue

1983, California State College at Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
Exchange Sources: Expanding Powers
National Traveling Group Show

1983, Ohio State University Gallery
All’s Fair: Love and War in New Feminist Art

1983, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
A Traves de la Frontera

1980, Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Exhibition Brochure

1976 – 1978, Maison de La Culture Anre Maleaux, Reims, France
Levi-Strauss Traveling Group Show
Maison des Arts Creteil, Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium

EXHIBITIONS: (One Woman Shows)

Forthcoming, California State University at Northridge Art Gallery, Northridge, CA
Judy Baca, Retrospective
Exhibition Catalogue

February-May 2012, Pasadena City College Latino/Chicano Heritage Room, Pasadena, CA
JUDITH F. BACA- The Great Wall Restored
(Curated by Reina Prado)

January-March 2011, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
The Works of Judy Baca, Excavating Land and Memory Through Public Art

October 25 – November 23, 2010, University Art Gallery, Saginaw Valley State University, Township, MI
The Work of Judy Baca, Excavating Land and Memory through Public Art
Dow Visiting Scholars & Artists lecture

October-November 2009, San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Public Art/Private Works: Retrospective of the Work of Judy Baca
Click Here to View Photographs from the Show

May 13-June 17, 2006, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Judy Baca: On and Off the Wall

September-December 2005, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Geography of Memory: Selected Works by Judith F. Baca

August – October 2001, Santa Barbara Arts Commission, Santa Barbara, CA
Works of Judy Baca

April 2000, Cultural Perspectives Project for Denver International Airport Denver, CO
Dedication La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra: Colorado

February 4-28, 2000, Highways Gallery 2, Santa Monica, CA
Drawing the Inner Circle: Preliminary Sketches for the World Wall

Feb. 19-May 5, 2000, Social and Public Art Resource Center, Venice, CA
Arte Intimo: Paintings and Drawings by Judy Baca
Exhibition Catalogue

April 1999, Arte Americas in Fresno, CA
Arte Americas Exhibits the works of Judith F. Baca

October 1998, William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon, VA, Appalachia
The World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear

April 1998-Present, California State University Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA
The World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear
Inauguration of newly completed Israel/Palestinian collaboration.

December 1996, University of Southern California, Latino Arts Committee, Los Angeles, CA
Dedication La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra

November 1996, Chancellor’s residence, Westwood, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Ofrenda to the Domestic Worker
Dia de Los Muertos celebration (15 ft. altar installation)

September 1995, Hilltop Gallery , Nogales, AZ
Judith F. Baca

September 1995, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
Excerpts from Judith F. Baca: Sites and Insights, 1974-1992

Feb. 1994, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
A World without Borders: The Work of Judith F. Baca, 20 Year Retrospective

March 1993, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Judith F. Baca: Sites and Insights, 1974-1992, 20 Year Retrospective
Exhibition catalogue

April 1992, Santa Barbara Arts Commission, Santa Barbara Sunken Gardens, Santa Barbara, CA
World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear

February 1992, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
Judith F. Baca: Sites and Insights, 1974-1992, 20-Year Retrospective

July – September 1991, Smithsonian Institutions Experimental Gallery, Washington, D.C.
The Great Wall to the ‘World Wall: From the Neighborhood to the Global.
Exhibition Brochure

April 1991, Plaza de La Raza, Los Angeles, CA
World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear
La Opinion Promotional Insert for Exhibition

1990, Gorky Park, Moscow, USSR
World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear
Sponsored by the sons and daughters of Enemies of the State.

1990, Joensuu Song Festival, Joensuu, Finland
World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear
Sponsored by Joensuu Song Festival: “A Meeting of the Worlds”

1989, Social and Public Art Resource Center, Venice, CA
World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear

1985, All School Gallery, Sepulveda Jr. High School, Los Angeles, CA
One Woman Show

1985, University Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
Wall Approaches

1984, Social and Public Art Resource Center, Venice, California
The Great Wall of Los Angeles: Anatomy of a Mural

1980 – 1981, Matrix Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, Connecticut
The Great Wall of Los Angeles

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