2020 Regional Artist in Residence

By Jenny Zeller


Congratulations to Bernheim’s 2020 Regional Artist in Residence, multi-disciplinary artist Lucy Azubuike, from Frankfort, KY! Azubuike’s mission is to teach people how to find joy in the simple available forms found in nature while also sharing personal stories steeped in her proverb rice Nigerian Igbo culture. Azubuike will include Bernheim in a lifelong project of documenting figurative tree images that intends to expose the magic in nature as well as the world’s common humanity. She recently completed both an artist residency and an installation at Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort. Before moving to Kentucky, Azubuike displayed her work on national and international levels with shows in New York, Amsterdam, London, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Azubuike will come to Bernheim on multiple visits in the upcoming seasons. During these sessions she plans to lead photo workshops and arboretum walks, showcasing her figurative tree findings. We look forward to seeing the forest through her eyes!


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