Lynda Benglis (American, b. 1941)
Lynda Benglis is best known as a highly visible sculptor whose public works dot sites across the United States and have arrested museum galleries for decades. She has also worked extensively in video and has experimented with printmaking, cast paper, painting, drawing, ceramics, and, notably, magazine advertisements. Her work has included labels such as expressionist, feminist, exhibitionist, pop, funk, minimalist, and post-minimalist. Although she was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and received collections of institutions including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art. She now lives and works in Sag Harbor, New York.