Judy Pfaff was born in London in 1946 and settled in America at the age of thirteen. She received her BFA from Washington University and her MFA from Yale University. Her sculptures, drawings, and prints have brought her wide acclaim from galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. Her work can be found in the Detroit Institute of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2004, she was named a MacArthur Fellow.