Magdalena Abakanowicz has been considered one of the most influential female artists of the 20th century. Though she works often as a sculptor, she has also produced many screenprints, watercolor and gouache paintings, as well as textile designs. Though her media is diverse, her forms are often organic and large. She has worked as a professor of art for several years, holding positions in both Poland and the United States.
Abakanowicz's work is included in collections worldwide such as the Australian National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia; Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France; Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France; Giuliano Gori Collection, Fattoria di Celle, Santomato di Pistoia, Italy; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Sezon Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Tate Modern, London, England; and the Sun Jeu Museum, South Korea.