Meet the Artist
April Gornik is an American artist born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1953. She received her BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1976 and later went on to have work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art in Washington DC, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, the Cincinnati Museum, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Modern Art Museum of Art in Fort Worth, and the Orlando Museum of Art. Gornik has had noteworthy one-person exhibitions at the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, 1988; the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 1993; Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, 1994; and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in conjunction with the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1998. Gornik considers herself a conceptualist artist, focusing primarily on landscapes painted on canvas in oil-based paint. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Guild Hall Museum in 2003 and was the Neuberger Museum of Art Annual Honoree in 2004. Gornik, in collaboration with the Neuberger Museum of Art had a retrospective that travelled to New York, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2004). In 2007, The Smithsonian Art Collectors Program commissioned Gornik to produce a print to benefit the educational and cultural programs of the Smithsonian Associates. April Gornik lives and works in New York City.