Methods of Art – Archive of Artists Interviews


* New York, lives and works in TriBeCA section of Manhattan. Nancy Azara’s sculpture is carved and painted wood, often with gold and silver/ aluminum leaf and encaustic. Azara’s Collage/Scrolls include large rubbings, tracings and painted cutouts on Mylar scrolls. The wood, the paint, the layers that make up the sculpture and collage/scrolls record a journey of images and ideas from within memory, often using leaves, hand prints and tracings and rubbings as a metaphor. Azara recently exhibited her work in one person exhibitions: I am the Vine, You are the Branches at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn Heights, NY; Of leaves and vines… A shifting braid of lines at SACI Gallery in Florence, Italy and in group exhibitions: Allegory of Leaves at New Jersey State University; Atwater Art Gallery in Rhinebeck, NY; Pseudo Empire, Brooklyn, NY; Gallery Sensei, NYC; Scripps College in Claremont, CA and at the Asya Geisberg Gallery in Chelsea, NY. Earlier one woman exhibitions: Donahue/Sosinski Art, the Andre Zarre and A.I.R. Galleries in New York City, the Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon, the Tweed Museum in Duluth, Minnesota, Rudolph E. Lee Gallery in Clemson, N.C., the Gwinnett Fine Arts Center in Duluth, Georgia and group shows such as the traveling Rutger’s University exhibition, How American Women Artists Invented Post-Modernism. She was the featured sculptor at the SANYI Museum, NANCY AZARA in Taiwan in 2008.


The interview was conducted on March 4 2015 at the artist’s studio in New York.

Interviewed by: Johannes M. Hedinger

Filmed and recorded by: Konstanze Schuetze

Edited by: Paul Barsch

Transcript by: Wolfram Eggebrecht, Lea Hoßbach, Ella Tetrault

Produced by: University of Cologne (Cologne), Institut für Kunst&Kunsttheorie