Nick Azzaro uses installations, sculptures, and photography as intervention to counteract the effects of systemic failures in under-resourced public schools. He creates work that calls attention to manufactured stereotypes that go unchallenged by many Americans while simultaneously working to empower future artists of all backgrounds in the classroom and through collaborative community projects.
He places great value in accessibility, both in materials and audience, which is why he often works with simple materials like those found in under-resourced public education art programs. He also utilizes his extensive knowledge of photography to augment and document projects and collaborations.
Based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Azzaro worked for the public school system at some level from 2013 to 2020. From 2017 until the lockdowns of COVID-19, he taught visual literacy through a remarkable photography program at Ypsilanti Community High School, where his students created charged imagery based on their own experiences.
Click here for CV.