April Gornik

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April Gornik lives and works in New York City, where she has been a resident since 1978, and in North Haven, Long Island, NY. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1953, she received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1976. She has work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, 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, Atlanta, the Modern Art Museum of Art of Fort Worth, the Orlando Museum of Art, and other major public and private collections. She has shown extensively, in one-person and group shows, in the United States and abroad.

Some noteworthy one-person exhibitions have been at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in conjunction with the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1998; Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, 1994; the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 1993; and the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, 1988. She had work represented in the 1989 Whitney Biennial in NY, the 10+10 Show of American and Soviet Painters originating at the Fort Worth Museum in 1989, the Art Museum of the Rhode Island School of Art and Design in 1988, and “Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained” at the American Pavillion of the Venice Biennale in 1984. April Gornik is represented by the Danese Gallery in New York City, and has had one-person shows in New York regularly since 1981. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Guild Hall Museum in 2003, and was the Neuberger Museum’s Annual Honoree in 2004. A mid-career retrospective began at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY in early fall, 2004. It has traveled to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Nebraska, and its final venue was the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, Ohio, from March–June, 2006. A monograph, also serving as catalogue for the show, was published by Hudson Hills Press and the Neuberger Museum. It features over 140 color plates, an essay by Donald Kuspit, and an interview with Dede Young, Contemporary Curator at the Neuberger Museum. It has sold out but may be available used.

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016  Danese/Corey Gallery, New York, NY 2015  Pace Prints, New York, NY 2014  Danese Gallery, New York, NY 2013  Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio 2012  Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada 2011  Danese Gallery, New York, NY 2009  Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY 2008  Danese Gallery, New York, NY 2006  Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH 2005  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Canada Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE Danese Gallery, New York, NY 2004  Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY 2003  Danese Gallery, New York, NY 2002  Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV 2001  Danese Gallery, New York, NY 2000  Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY 1999  Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, East Hampton, NY Harley Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO 1998  The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 1997  Turner & Runyon Gallery, Dallas, TX 1996  Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY 1995  Kohn-Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California 1994  Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY Offshore Gallery, East Hampton, NY 1993  Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY 1992  Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY 1990  Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY 1988  University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA The Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 1987  Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY 1986  Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY 1985  The Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, Canada Galerie Springer, Berlin, West Germany 1984  Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY 1984  Texas Gallery, Houston, TX 1983  The New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH 1983  Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY 1982  Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY University of Colorado Art Galleries, Boulder, CO 1981  Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY