Francesca Azzara received her BFA in Studio Art from Kean University; she also studied at FIT in New York City. Her current work explores the idea that familiarity can sometimes feel unfamiliar. She has show interest in landscapes and narratives. Her artwork is created with mixed media, including wax. She finds that manipulating the fragile wax is challenging, but provides her work with a personality and a mind of its own. Francesca also finds that the wax is guiding her as much as she is guiding it. Her process is very important to her and she strives to make the viewer focus on this process when looking at her art. Throughout her career, Francesca has participated in several solo exhibitions and group exhibitions.

By Linda Rosenblum


2011 – Musings, PTC Therapeutics, South Plainfield, NJ

2010 –  Featured Artist, Red Bank Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ

2010 – An Artist’s Survey, OSI Gallery, Huntington, NY

2009 – Fused, Scraped and Incised (Part 1) Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ

2009 – Windows and Whispers, NAWA Gallery, NYC

2007 – Nesting, Ocean County Artist’s Guild, Island Heights, NJ

2006 – Houses, Westfield Art Gallery, Westfield, NJ

2006 – Recent Work, Park Ave. Club, Florham Park, NJ

2005 – Encaustics, New Paintings, New Jersey Arts Guild, NJ

2001 – From Paraffin to Beeswax, Les Malamut Gallery, Union, NJ


2012 – OMG ,Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ

2008 – People With Out Clothes, Jersey City Studio Tour

2007 – Exhibit A Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

2005 – Mini Mania, Arts Guild of Rahway, NJ

2006 – The McMansion Show, Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ

2005 – Black and White, Jersey City Studio Tour


2012 – AX, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY

2010 – NJ Arts Annual, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

2010 – Small Works Show, City With Out Walls, Newark, NJ

2008,10 – *Annual Juried Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

2007 – Faculty Show, Center Gallery, Demarest, NJ

2007 – Living with Art, Main Line Gallery, Haverford, Pa.

2006 – Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

2003 – Wax, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Ill.

2003 – *Annual State Exhibition, Monmouth Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ


2008 – JUROR’S AWARD & catalogue cover featured artist, Monmouth Museum

2006,04 – HEART GRANT  from New Jersey State Council on Arts Program

2002 –  BEST IN SHOW, Annual State Show, Monmouth Art AllianceEDUCATION

Kean University, Union, NJ, BFA Studio Art

FIT NYC,  AAS Design


CURATED: Encaustic Wax, Rediscovering an Ancient Medium, Watchung Arts Center, ‘09

JURIED: Annual Jean Townsend Award Show, Monmouth Art Alliance,’10

TEACHES: Encaustic Workshops: Newark Museum

New Jersey Arts Guild

                       New Jersey Center for Media

Small Works


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