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Nancy Azara came of age during the feminist movement of the 1960s, and was a founder of the New York Feminist Art Institute (NYFAI) in 1979. She has widely exhibited in galleries, institutions and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Her work has been reviewed in such publications as the New York Times, Art In America, Artforum, and Sculpture Magazine, and she is the author of the book "Spirit Taking Form: Making a Spiritual Practice of Making Art" and an essay, "In Pursuit of the Divine" for "The Kensington and Winchester Papers: Painting, Sculpture and the Spiritual Dimension". She has been a visiting artist in the United States, Europe, Taiwan, and India. Azara is the recipient of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, the Susan B. Anthony Award, and a Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship. Azara's work is in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the MoMA, Yale Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, and Milwaukee Art Museum, among others.