Aurora Abzug is an emerging figurative realist painter interested in making work that highlights the relevance of traditional modes of painting in expressing contemporary issues. Her work seeks new uses and contexts for classic genres and academic techniques, and applies similar thematic and formal devices to address contemporary and personal issues, such as eating disorder and mental illness, ubiquitous computing and consumer capitalism, and personal identity as a marketable commodity.
Abzug graduated from Bard College in 2019 with a degree in studio art. She is also an alumna of the Ridgewood Art Institute. Abzug has exhibited in several major exhibitions, including the AXA Art Prize of 2019, and the American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition of 2019. She has taught oil and acrylic painting at the Imagination Station in Red Hook, New York. Presently, she lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she works as Assistant Director at Pentimenti Gallery, directs a high school mentorship program at One For All Gallery, and teaches private art lessons.