One of my favorite contemporarty artists is Kiki Smith. I've always been inspired by the emotional resonance of her work and her willingness to express herself in any medium, from sculpture, to photography, and installation. She's also a wonderful draftsperson and printmaker. There is a show of her work at the Whitney in NYC, consisting of work from 1980-2005. The show runs until February 11th. You can read more about the show and her work here. Check it out if you're in town.