McCaffrey Fine Art is very proud to present its first exhibition of the work of Birgit Jürgenssen (1949–2003.) Born and educated in Vienna, Jürgenssen died prematurely at the age of 54. Her artwork received scant attention during her lifetime, however, recent monographs by Gabriele Schor and Abigail Solomon–Godeau have begun to spread awareness of the depth and breadth of Jürgenssen’s artistic achievement.
Birgit Jürgenssen is the missing link that is finally being discovered not only for Austrian feminism between Maria Lassnig and Valie Export, but also for the international women’s art movement from Francesca Woodman to Cindy Sherman. As a result of her surrealist and structuralist tradition within this spectrum, she occupies a universal position. In order to better understand her status: Birgit Jürgenssen represents a contemporary position in the line of Meret Oppenheim and Louise Bourgeois.