Sue Williams (American, b.1954) is a feminist painter who often combines themes of gender politics and the body into her work. She received her BFA at the California Institute of the Arts in 1976. Her early works of highly-narrative comic and caricature paintings made her known to a larger audience. She challenged earlier feminist artists, such as Judy Chicago (American, b.1939), by exploring more controversial themes, such as domestic violence, sexual obscenity, and her anger towards the acceptance of sexism in society. In the 1990s, her work became highly Expressionist, and she often combined text in her paintings. Her violent images became more abstract and fragmented, and in 1993, she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. The early 2000s brought another stylistic change, as her works became more monochromatic, and her brushstrokes became an essential theme. Often Abstract, Williams’ painting can depict details of body parts and human organs, such as torn blood vessels and broken bones, amongst others. Williams has exhibited her work internationally, and is a part of numerous public and museum collections, such as Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, amongst others.