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

 

travel

 

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.