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Courtney Azzarra

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1335 Gusdorf Rd . Suite i . Taos NM . 575.751.1262 . www.203FINEART.com


Introducing Courtney Azzara We are excited to offer a selection of works by Azzara, a uniquely talented artist now being represented by 203 Fine Art Courtney Azzara is an artist who was raised on Long Island, New York. She studied painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. It was there that she came in to her practice of using thread as a mark making medium in a minimal and abstract way. After receiving her BFA from Pratt in 2008 she remained in Brooklyn, working out of a studio in Bedford Stuyvesant and showing at a gallery space in Bushwick. In 2013 she was awarded an artist’s grant from the Vermont Studio Center for a month long residency in Johnson Vermont. Courtney currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


Like it Hot, 20 x 24", oil, silk thread on linen


Blue Veil, 24 x 25" acrylic, cotton thread, canvas on linen


Four, 15.5 x 18" charcoal, gesso, and silk thread on unstretched canvas


Understanding the Artist

“I’ve always been a very methodical and detail oriented person. I’m excited by the way the act of stitching is an unconventional entryway into the act of painting. I find it an interior way to meditate into a painting that instills a sense of time into the work. That time gives way the immediacy in the strokes of paint. In balancing these elements I aim to give the work it’s own breath and rhythm.” “Each medium is in a balancing act. The carefully measured mark of the silk thread lends time and relief to the otherwise brash and expressive painting. A pace is set by each instinctive act and the interplay between them. The repetitiously threaded lines reference a sense of quiet labor and to the tactility of time within the making of each mark. Oftentimes, it is these lines that attempt to restrain the outbursts of thickly applied oil paint.”


Arms Up, 34 x 28", oil paint and cotton thread on canvas


Mask, 16 x 14" acrylic, charcoal, cotton thread on canvas


Peak, 7.5 x 7.5", charcoal and watercolor on handmade paper


Split,,20 x 23", oil, cotton thread on canvas


Five, 15.5 x 18", gesso and silk thread on unstretched canvas


Red Frame, 20 x 18", oil paint with cotton thread on canvas


Pebbles, 7.5 x 7.5", charcoal and watercolor on handmade paper


Curtain, 36 x 28", oil paint on linen


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1335 Gusdorf Rd. Suite i . Taos NM . 575.751.1262 . www.203FINEART.com

Introducing Courtney Azzara at 203 Fin Art, Taos NM  
Introducing Courtney Azzara at 203 Fin Art, Taos NM  

Introducing Courtney Azzara. We are excited to offer a selection of works by Azzara, a uniquely talented artist now being represented by 2...

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