Roxana Azar’s work utilizes photography, digital manipulation, and sculpture to create biomorphic objects and speculative artifacts influenced by science fiction, Persian miniatures, and the Memphis Group. Their new work includes holographic vases, furniture, and lucite florals with images of collaged greenhouses and gardens. By using vibrant and holographic NASA-engineered materials, a dynamic visual experience of both the image and object is created where there are color shifting shadows, transparency, and reflections all at once.
Azar has exhibited their work nationally and internationally. They have been published in Mossless, Papersafe, Vice, and Yen Magazine, as well as featured online in Elephant Magazine, Waterfall, It's Nice That, Sight Unseen, and the Paper Journal.
Azar has an MFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art.
Resume/CV available upon request.
To get in touch, please use contact form, or e-mail directly at info [@] roxanaazar.com
Current & Upcoming:
Orchids: Attraction and Deception. Group show at Barry Art Museum (2021)
Windows on Latimer, The Print Center, Philadelphia
The crocus call, two-person exhibition with GM Keaton at High Tide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (January 18 - Feb 15 2020)
Many Small Horizons, group show at Partners & Son, Philadelphia, PA (January 24 - March 8 2020)
The Print Center's 94th Annual International Competition, semi-finalist. online exhibition.
Collaborative installation with floral designer From Blossoms (Kathleen Claar) for the Philadelphia Flower Show (Feb-March 2020)
Projections in the Last Greenhouse, alumni solo exhibition, Tyler School of Art (Aug 19 - Sept 1)
Deep Space Laundry, curated by Jon Feinstein at Washer Dryer Projects
Beauties of the Common Tool, group exhibition at Gravy Studio, Philadelphia PA (June 7 - 29, 2019)
Intersections: Here/There group exhibition, Inliquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Feb - March 2019)
Art installations throughout the rooms of the Drake Motor Inn
Featured artist at Yowie, Philadelphia PA.
Projections in the Last Greenhouse, 56-page risograph zine published by Genderfail
Featured in Mercuria Magazine, published by Conveyor Editions
Art installation at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, ON
A Rose is a Screen is a Rose, curated by Magali Duzant, Pelham Art Center (May - June 2018)
A Big Toe Touches A Green Tomato (with Ginevra Shay), Resort Gallery, Baltimore, MD. (Jan - March 2018)
Plantoid at Skylab Gallery, Columbus, OH solo show (June 2017)
Plants Against the Patriarchy, Elephant Magazine, written by Natalie Hegert