Tribute to Nancy Azara


Nancy Azara


Brooklyn, NY


Italian American


Joseph F. Azara


Nancy Como


Nana Olivas


Victoria and Joseph


Sculptor and Educator


International Sculpture Center, WCA, CAA, Sculptors Guild




Nancy Azara is a sculptor, painter and educator who has shown her carved, painted and gilded wood sculptures both locally and internationally in places as diverse as Italy and Taiwan.

She founded a feminist art institute with 5 other women The New York Feminist Art Institute, NYFAI (1979-1990) where she taught a workshop called Visual Diaries: Consciousness Raising and Art Making. She has also written a book Spirit Taking Form: Making a Spiritual Practice of Making Art.

She is a mother ad grandmother and her life partner is Darla Bjork, MD, artist and physician.