Judith Hopkins is a multi-media artist and writer. She came west to attend graduate school at California Institute of the Arts. After receiving her MFA, she taught art at many community colleges throughout Southern California. After completing two community art projects funded by grants from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, she co-founded and established a nonprofit girls’ empowerment project that used horses to introduce girls to the arts and sciences. The main focus of her work has been under-represented women, the work though not always autobiographical is often informed by her own biography.